The Cartwheel Galaxy: Result of a Bull's-Eye Collision
The Cartwheel Galaxy: Result of a Bull's-Eye Collision
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News release ID: STScI-1995-49
Release Date: Nov 29, 1995
Image Use: Copyright
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A spectacular head-on collision between a spiral galaxy and a smaller intruder sends out a ripple of energy that triggers a firestorm of new starbirth, forming a dazzling ring-like structure. (Image Released: January 1995)


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Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Interacting Galaxies

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Credit: Kirk Borne (STScI), and NASA