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Hubblecast 18: Hubble sees magnetic monster in erupting galaxy

20 Aug 2008, 17:00 UTC
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The Hubble Space Telescope has solved a long-standing puzzle by resolving giant but delicate filaments shaped by a strong magnetic field around the active galaxy NGC 1275. It is the most striking example so far of the influence of the immense tentacles of extragalactic magnetic fields.

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