Stephan's Quintet
Stephan's Quintet
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News release ID: STScI-2009-25
Release Date: Sep 18, 2009
Image Use: Copyright
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Three of the galaxies in this famous grouping, Stephan's Quintet, are distorted from their gravitational interactions with one another. One member of the group, NGC 7320 (upper left) is actually seven times closer to Earth than the rest.

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Tags
Astronomical, Galaxies, Galaxy Clusters, Hubble Telescope, Interacting Galaxies

Credits

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team