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Richard Rand
What astronomers thought was just the galaxy UGC 10288 actually is two galaxies superimposed on each other. The nearer one is 100 million light-years from Earth, while the distant one is some 7 billion light-years away.
Jayanne English/Judith Irwin/Richard Rand/CHANG-ES consortium/NRAO/VLA/NASA/WISE/Spitzer/NOAO/SDSS

Surprising image provides new tool for studying a galaxy

November 14, 2013: Astronomy magazine article features a team at the Very Large Array, including UNM astronomer Richard Rand, which found an unusual alignment in a galaxy, which will allow us to learn otherwise unobtainable facts.

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