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Cartwheel Galaxy

This is an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The Cartwheel Galaxy has this shape as the result of a violent galactic collision during which a smaller galaxy passed right through it. It produced shock waves that swept up gas and dust and sparked regions of intense star formation. (Credit: ESA/Hubble/NASA)

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Image size: 1282 x 983 pixels
Resolution: 96 dpi


Photo taken on January 19, 2018

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