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Hubble Sees a Galaxy Hit a Bulls-eye
12.06.12
 
Bright pink nebulae almost completely encircle a spiral galaxy in this NASA ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 922.
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Bright pink nebulae almost completely encircle a spiral galaxy in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 922. The ring structure and the galaxy¹s distorted spiral shape result from a smaller galaxy scoring a cosmic bulls-eye, hitting the center of NGC 922 some 330 million years ago. Hubble¹s image of NGC 922 consists of a series of exposures taken in visible light with the Wide Field Camera 3, and in visible and near-infrared light with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2. Credit: NASA and ESA

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Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA