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Distant spiral galaxy poses for Gemini

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8:51am, October 10, 2001

A composite image from the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) shows extraordinary detail of a spiral galaxy, NGC 628, 330 million light-years away. A new instrument on the Gemini North Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, GMOS will be

used primarily to resolve light spectra from distant objects such as galaxy clusters and supernovae.

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