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Located in the northern constellation of Ursa Major, which also includes the Big Dipper, nearby galaxy Messier 81 is easily visible through binoculars or a small telescope. M81 is located at a distance of 12 million light-years. M81 was one of the first publicly released datasets soon after the launch of the Spitzer Space Telescope in August 2003. On the occasion of Spitzer's 16th anniversary this new image revisits this iconic object with extended observations and improved processing. Galaxy Images, Galaxy Pictures, Hubble Images, Space Pictures, Cosmos, Fotos Do Hubble, Art Galaxie, Spitzer Space Telescope, Hubble Pictures
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An Infrared View of the M81 Galaxy

Located in the northern constellation of Ursa Major, which also includes the Big Dipper, nearby galaxy Messier 81 is easily visible through binoculars or a small telescope.
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