Hubblecast 34: Hubble snaps heavyweight of the Leo Triplet

Loading player...

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.

Subscribe to Hubblecast!

Credit:

ESA/Hubble
Visual design & Editing: Martin Kornmesser
Animations: Martin Kornmesser
Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen & Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Colleen Sharkey
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

About the Video

Id:heic1006a
Release date:8 April 2010, 16:00
Related releases:heic1006
Duration:03m 41s

About the Object

Type:• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
• X - HD Videos
• X - Hubblecast Videos

Large

Large QT
51.3 MB

Medium

Video Podcast
40.3 MB
Medium MPEG-1
93.0 MB
Medium Flash
42.6 MB

Small

Small Flash
19.0 MB
Small QT
12.9 MB

For Broadcasters

Broadcast SD
1.1 GB

Script

Script
272.6 KB

Also see our