Comparative Sizes of Milky Way and Compact Galaxy
Comparative Sizes of Milky Way and Compact Galaxy
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News release ID: STScI-2008-15
Release Date: Apr 29, 2008
Image Use: Copyright
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This illustration shows the comparative sizes of our Milky Way Galaxy and an ultracompact galaxy, which existed in the early universe. Although the compact galaxy is only a fraction of the size of our Milky Way, it contains the same number of stars. The small, dense galaxy could fit inside the central hub of our Milky Way.


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Cosmology, Distant Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations

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Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Feild (STScI), and P. van Dokkum (Yale University)