Zooming in on dwarf galaxy DDO 68

This video begins with a ground based view of the night sky, before zooming in on dwarf galaxy DDO 68 as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sees it.

This ragged collection of stars and gas clouds looks at first glance like a recently-formed galaxy in our own cosmic neighbourhood. But, is it really as young as it looks?

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2, N. Risinger (Skysurvey.org)

Acknowledgement: A. Aloisi (Space Telescope Science Institute)

About the Video

Id:heic1421a
Release date:25 September 2014, 16:00
Related releases:heic1421
Duration:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:DDO 68
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Category:Galaxies

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