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Hubble sees tangled threads weave through cosmic oddity

2017-12-08

NASA

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Washington, DC, United States

New observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have revealed the intricate structure of the galaxy NGC 4696 in greater detail than ever before. The elliptical galaxy is a beautiful cosmic oddity with a bright core wrapped in system of dark, swirling, thread-like filaments.

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  • Title: Hubble sees tangled threads weave through cosmic oddity
  • Date Created: 2017-12-08
  • Location: Greenbelt, MD
  • Rights: GSFC
  • Album: ayoung

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