<p>Relatively short arms of gas and dust lend a woolly appearance to the flocculent spiral galaxy known as NGC 2841 in a new picture released last week taken by the <a href="http://www.spacetelescope.org/">NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope</a>.</p><p>The galaxy lies about 46 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear. NGC 2841 is unusual because its tightly curled arms display a relatively low rate of star formation compared with other spiral galaxies.</p>

Fuzzy Wuzzy Galaxy

Relatively short arms of gas and dust lend a woolly appearance to the flocculent spiral galaxy known as NGC 2841 in a new picture released last week taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

The galaxy lies about 46 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear. NGC 2841 is unusual because its tightly curled arms display a relatively low rate of star formation compared with other spiral galaxies.

Image courtesy ESA/NASA

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