Hubblecast 34: Hubble snaps heavyweight of the Leo Triplet

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Hubble has snapped a spectacular view of M66, the largest "player" of the Leo Triplet, and a galaxy with an unusual anatomy: it displays asymmetric spiral arms and an apparently displaced core. The peculiar anatomy is most likely caused by the gravitational pull of the other two members of the trio.

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Visual design & Editing: Martin Kornmesser
Animations: Martin Kornmesser
Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen & Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Colleen Sharkey
Presented by: Dr Joe Liske (Dr J)
Narration: Gaitee Hussain
Music: John Dyson from the CDs Darklight and Moonwind
Additional images: Robert Gendler
Directed by: Colleen Sharkey
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

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Release date:8 April 2010, 16:00
Related releases:heic1006
Duration:03m 41s

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