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Photo Release: Hubble sees a galaxy hit a bullseye

6 Dec 2012, 14:00 UTC
Photo Release: Hubble sees a galaxy hit a bullseye

Hubble view of NGC 922Bright pink nebulae almost completely encircle a spiral galaxy in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 922. The ring structure and the galaxy’s distorted spiral shape result from a smaller galaxy scoring a cosmic bullseye, hitting the centre of NGC 922 some 330 million years ago.

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