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The area around dwarf galaxy DDO 68 (ground-based image)

The area around dwarf galaxy DDO 68 (ground-based image)


Date: 25 September 2014
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Copyright: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin)

This image from the Digitized Sky Survey shows the area around 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
19-Apr-2021 21:55 UT

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