August 2011 – The Heavyweight of the Leo Triplet

Calendar Aug 2011

Hubble has snapped a spectacular view of the largest member in the Leo Triplet, a galaxy with an unusual anatomy: it displays asymmetric spiral arms and an apparently displaced core. The peculiar anatomy is most likely caused by the gravitational pull of the other two members of the trio. 

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NASA & ESA

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