Friday, December 7, 2012

Happy Friday

Credit:  NASA & ESA
NGC4522 is featured in this beautiful Hubble image.  This fast moving galaxy is 60 million light years from our planet in the Virgo galaxy cluster.  This galaxy looks like its wind blown, however the process is known as Ram Pressure Stripping (there will be no test).    Hundreds of distant galaxies(clearly visible in this large size image) form a stunning backdrop to this gas stripped galaxy.  

Hubble Page; Full Description


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