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Hubble and Chandra composite view of NGC 922

Hubble and Chandra composite view of NGC 922

Date: 05 December 2012
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Depicts: NGC 922
Copyright: NASA, ESA, CXC

An almost complete circle of bright pink nebulae skirts around a spiral galaxy in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 922. The ring structure and the galaxy's distorted spiral shape result from a smaller galaxy scoring a cosmic bullseye, hitting the centre of NGC 922 some 330 million years ago. Dotted over this and shown in blue are X-ray sources dotted around the galaxy, spotted with the NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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