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Hubble Telescope Captures Galaxy Collision

381207 01: An image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, released by NASA November 2, 2000, shows a striking example of a galaxy collision more than 200 million light year away, in NGC 6745. The yellowish center of the photo shows a large spiral galaxy with its core still intact, colliding with a smaller galaxy seen in the bright blue sections of the image. The blue light shows the distinct path taken by the smaller galaxy during the encounter, as the galaxies did not merely interact gravitationally as they passed one another, but actually collided. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
Hubble Telescope Captures Galaxy Collision
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Credit:
NASA / Handout
Editorial #:
1303826
Collection:
Hulton Archive
Date created:
November 02, 2000
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Hulton Archive
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