The Cartwheel Galaxy

Researchers analyzing the Hubble Space Telescope's dramatic pictures of the Cartwheel galaxy have discovered immense comet-like clouds of gas speeding through the heart of the galaxy at nearly 700, 000 mph.


Curt Struck and Philip Appleton (Iowa State University), Kirk Borne (Hughes STX Corporation), and Ray Lucas ( Space Telescope Science Institute), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:26 November 1996, 06:00
Size:800 x 575 px

About the Object

Name:Cartwheel Galaxy
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Lenticular
Distance:400 million light years

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