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Fireworks near Galaxy NGC 4151 (WFPC-2)

Fireworks near Galaxy NGC 4151 (WFPC-2)

Depicts: NGC 4151, IRAS 12080+3941
Copyright: John Hutchings (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory), Bruce Woodgate (GSFC/NASA), Mary Beth Kaiser (Johns Hopkins University), Steven Kraemer(Catholic University of America), and the STIS Team

A Hubble Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 image of the oxygen emission (5007 Angstroms) from the gas at the heart of NGC 4151. Though the twin cone structure can be seen, the image does not provide any information about the motion of the oxygen gas.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
7-Dec-2022 17:04 UT

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