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Quasar 0316-346

Quasar 0316-346

Depicts: 0316-346
Copyright: John Bahcall (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) Mike Disney (University of Wales) and NASA

Hubble has captured a tidal tail of dust and gas beneath quasar 0316-346, located 2.2 billion light-years from Earth. The peculiar-shaped tail suggests that the host galaxy has interacted with a passing galaxy that is not in the image.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-Feb-2024 09:38 UT

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