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News Release 683 of 938

October 21, 1997 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1997-34

Hubble Reveals Stellar Fireworks Accompanying Galaxy Collisions

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Image: Central region of our HST image of NGC 7252

Central region of our HST image of NGC 7252

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In NGC 7252, where we had discovered ~40 globular clusters with the Hubble before its refurbishment, we have recently discovered ~500 globulars with the refurbished telescope. Each of bluish pointlike sources is a likely globular.

Object Name: NGC 7252

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: B. Whitmore (STScI)

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