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The Cartwheel Galaxy

The Cartwheel Galaxy


Depicts: The Cartwheel Galaxy, IRAS 00352-3359
Copyright: Kirk Borne (ST ScI), and NASA

Hubble's detailed view shows the knot-like structure of the ring, produced by large clusters of new star formation. Hubble also resolves the effects of thousands of supernovae on the ring structure. One flurry of explosions blew a hole in the ring and formed a giant bubble of hot gas. Secondary star formation on the edge of this bubble appears as an arc extending beyond the ring.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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