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The Cartwheel Galaxy

The Cartwheel Galaxy


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

A rare and spectacular head-on collision between two galaxies appears in this Hubble Space Telescope true-color image of the Cartwheel Galaxy, located 500 million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor. The new details of star birth resolved by Hubble provide an opportunity to study how extremely massive stars are born in large fragmented gas clouds.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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