The Cartwheel Galaxy

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

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:opo9636b
Type:Collage
Release date:26 November 1996, 06:00
Size:800 x 586 px

About the Object

Name:Cartwheel Galaxy, IRAS 00352-3359
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Lenticular
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:400 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
450 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

Notes: The observation information is for the right image in the collage.


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