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News Release 942 of 950

October 4, 1990 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1990-13

Hubble Space Telescope Probes a Galaxy with an Active Nucleus

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Image: NGC 1068 & Nuclear Region - Wide Field/Planetary Camera

NGC 1068 & Nuclear Region - Wide Field/Planetary CameraPRC1990-30

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A picture of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1068, taken with the 0.9-m telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory shows the bright nucleus. The inset is an HST WF/PC narrow band image which shows clouds of ionized gas in the very center of the galaxy.

Object Name: NGC 1068

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, and KPNO 

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