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Shine Bright Like a Diamond: Team Obtains Best-Ever Infrared Maps of Super-Luminous Galaxies

An international team of astronomers has used the Herschel Space Observatory to take far-infrared images of the 200 most infrared-luminous galaxies in the Local Universe.
Initially catalogued by the NASA Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) in 1984 as part of the first all-sky survey at far-infrared wavelengths, these galaxies are thought to be forming stars up to 100 times faster than normal galaxies such as our Milky Way, as well as growing super massive black holes at their centers.

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NGC 5395 (also Arp 84, MCG 6-31-34, UGC 8900 and PGC 49747) is a magnitude +11.4 interacting spiral galaxy located 161 million light-years away in the constellation Canes Venatici.
The galaxy is gravitationally interacting with the smaller neighbouring galaxy NGC 5394: these two galaxies are listed as Arp 84 in the Atlas of peculiar galaxies by Halton Arp.

The galaxy was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel using a 47.5 cm (18.7 inch) f/13 speculum reflector Windsor Road, Slough, on the 16th May 1787. 

Right Ascension 13h 58m 37.9s, Declination +37° 25' 31"



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