mandag 30. august 2010

Image of the day: One Galaxy or two?

This image, taken from the Hubble Space Telescope in July 2001, shows a rather strange Galaxy. For the common eye, this may look as a Ring-Galaxy around a huge star, but for the amateur astronomer it seems like it would be a ring galaxy around another more compact galaxy. The strange thing about theese galaxies, is that the space between the galaxies is almost completely dark.

And if you look in the gap about 1' o clock, you can se another Ring-calaxy who is similiar to this one!

Strange isn't it?

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