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Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2015 December 19 Star Streams and the Whale Galaxy Image Credit & Copyright: R Jay Gabany (Blackbird Observatory) Collaboration: David Martínez-Delgado (University of Heidelberg), et al.