25/10/09 - 05:57 GMT
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias
Here we have a barred spiral galaxy, known to its friends as NGC 4051. The bright knobbly areas you can see in the spiral arms of the galaxy are due to star-birth regions that contain hot young stars. NGC 4051 is thought to contain a supermassive black hole.
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