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.

Credit:

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
Id:opo9636a
Type:Collage
Release date:26 November 1996, 06:00
Size:800 x 575 px

About the Object

Name:Cartwheel Galaxy
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Lenticular
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:400 million light years


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