Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dwarf Galaxy DDO 68

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a cosmic oddity, dwarf galaxy DDO 68.

This ragged collection of stars and gas clouds looks at first glance like a recently-formed galaxy in our own cosmic neighborhood.

Image credit: ESA/NASA

Note: For more information, see A Galaxy of Deception - Hubble Snaps What Looks Like a Young Galaxy in the Local Universe.

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