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Galaxy Twisted After Collision

ESO 510-G13 Galaxy

Twisted Galaxy ESO 510-G13

About 150,000 light years away, a cosmic collision is producing a twisted galaxy with a bright smooth central core.  In April of 2001, Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 was trained on a galaxy located in the southern constellation Hydra.  This galaxy is known as ESO 510-G13.

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Violent Galactic Collision: Stephan’s Quintet

Stephan's Quintet

Violent Galactic Collision

What happens when galaxies get too close to one another?  Why a galactic collision of course!  Stephan’s Quintet happens to be a pretty violent one.

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