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Hubble image of NGC 7714

Hubble image of NGC 7714

Date: 28 January 2015
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Arp 284, NGC 7714
Copyright: ESA, NASA. Acknowledgement: A. Gal-Yam (Weizmann Institute of Science)

NGC 7714 is a spiral galaxy 100 million light-years from Earth – a relatively close neighbour in cosmic terms.

The galaxy has witnessed some violent and dramatic events in its recent past. Tell-tale signs of this brutality can be seen in NGC 7714's strangely shaped arms, and in the smoky golden haze that stretches out from the galactic centre – caused by an ongoing merger with its smaller galactic companion NGC 7715, which is off the top of the frame of this image.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
25-Jul-2024 01:37 UT

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