Barred Spiral

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NGC 1365, a barred spiral galaxy in the Fornax cluster of galaxies, at a distance of about 50 million light years. It is called a barred spiral because it has a bar crossing the central part, and from the ends of the bar two distinct and quite open arms branch off

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