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The area around ESO 381-12 (ground-based image)

The area around ESO 381-12 (ground-based image)


Date: 09 July 2015
Copyright: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin)

This image from the Digitized Sky Survey shows the area around galaxy ESO 381-12.

The strikingly uneven structure and the clusters of stars that orbit around the galaxy suggest that ESO 381-12 may have been part of a dramatic collision sometime in its relatively recent past.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
11-Jul-2020 09:31 UT

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