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Hubble Finds More Evidence of Galactic Cannibalism

Hubble Finds More Evidence of Galactic Cannibalism


Depicts: NGC 1316, IRAS 03208-3723
Copyright: Carl Grillmair (California Institute of Technology) and NASA

This beautiful, eerie silhouette of dark dust clouds against the glowing nucleus of the elliptical galaxy NGC 1316 may represent the aftermath of a 100 million year old cosmic collision between the elliptical and a smaller companion galaxy.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-Apr-2024 21:40 UT

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