Stephan's Quintet

Studying the star clusters and dwarf galaxies in Stephan's Quintet provides insights into how galactic encounters may have driven galaxy evolution in the early universe. The quintet resides 270 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus.

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NASA & ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0122i
Type:Artwork
Release date:19 July 2001, 15:00
Size:900 x 905 px

About the Object

Name:Stephan's Quintet
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:300 million light years


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