Date: 30 September 2008
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 3077
Copyright: NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton and B. Williams (University of Washington)
The dark clumps of material scattered around the bright nucleus of NGC 3077 are pieces of wreckage from the galaxy's interactions with its larger neighbours. NGC 3077 is a member of the M81 group of galaxies and it resides 12.5 million light-years from Earth.
Last Update: 1 September 2019