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Wide-field view of NGC 4993 (ground-based view)

Wide-field view of NGC 4993 (ground-based view)

Date: 16 October 2017
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 4993
Copyright: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

This image shows the sky around the lenticular galaxy NGC 4993. Within this galaxy Hubble discovered the first visual counterpart of a gravitational wave event – the merger of two neutron stars.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
22-Apr-2024 07:26 UT

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