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Dwarf galaxy DDO 68

Dwarf galaxy DDO 68

Date: 25 September 2014
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Dwarf galaxy DDO 68
Copyright: NASA, ESA. Acknowledgement: A. Aloisi (Space Telescope Science Institute)

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a cosmic oddity, dwarf galaxy DDO 68.

This ragged collection of stars and gas clouds looks at first glance like a recently-formed galaxy in our own cosmic neighbourhood. But, is it really as young as it looks?

Last Update: 1 September 2019
23-Jul-2024 14:49 UT

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