The Cartwheel Galaxy
Located 500 million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor, the galaxy looks like a wagon wheel. The galaxy's nucleus is the bright object in the center of the image; the spoke-like structures are wisps of material connecting the nucleus to the outer ring of young stars. The galaxy's unusual configuration was created by a nearly head-on collision with a smaller galaxy about 200 million years ago.
About the Image
|Release date:||26 November 1996, 06:00|
|Size:||363 x 444 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Lenticular|
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