June 2004 - The Tadpole galaxy

Calendar Jun 2004

Against a stunning backdrop of thousands of galaxies, this odd-looking galaxy with the long streamer of stars appears to be racing through space, like a runaway pinwheel firework. Its distorted shape was caused by a small blue, compact, galaxy visible in the upper left corner of the more massive Tadpole.

Credit:

NASA, Holland Ford (JHU), the ACS Science Team and ESA

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Year:2004
Month:6

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