December 2009 - The gargantuan galaxy NGC 1132
The huge galaxy NGC 1132 is most likely the aftermath of an enormous multi-galactic pile-up. The carnage of collision after collision has built up a brilliant, but fuzzy, giant elliptical galaxy that far outshines typical galaxies.
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NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration. Acknowledgment: M. West (ESO, Chile)