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Distant Galaxy Cluster around 3C324

Distant Galaxy Cluster around 3C324

Depicts: 3C324
Copyright: Mark Dickinson (STScI) and NASA

Some of the objects in this compact tangled group resemble today's spiral galaxies. However, they have irregular shapes and appear disrupted and asymmetric. This might be due to a high frequency of galaxy collisions and close encounters in the early universe.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
2-Mar-2024 07:26 UT

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