The Cartwheel Galaxy
Depicts: The Cartwheel Galaxy, IRAS 00352-3359
Copyright: Curt Struck and Philip Appleton (Iowa State University), Kirk Borne (Hughes STX Corporation), and Ray Lucas (Space Telescope Science Institute), and NASA
This close-up image of the galaxy's nucleus reveals the
comet-like knots of gas. These knots are mostly confined to the core's left
side and appear as white streaks inside the blue ring.
Last Update: 1 September 2019