NGC 3953 lies approximately 40 million
light years away in the constallation of Virgo. It spans 100,000
light years, the same size as the Milky Way. This spiral galaxy
has a low amount of raw hydrogen. It therefore has a very low rate
Other salient galaxies in the image
include NGC 4206 at the upper left and NGC 4222 at the lower right.
Numerous background galaxies are also visible in this image.