Sunday, January 15, 2006

Cartwheel galaxy

Cartwheel Galaxy Makes Waves in New NASA Image
A new image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer completes a multi-wavelength, neon-colored portrait of the enormous Cartwheel galaxy after a smaller galaxy plunged through it, triggering ripples of sudden, brief star formation.

Cartwheel galaxy - click for 600×600 image

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