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February 5, 2004 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-04

An Abrasive Collision Gives One Galaxy a "Black Eye"

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Image: HST Image Overlay on Ground-based Image

HST Image Overlay on Ground-based Image

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This picture of M64 is a color composite of CCD images from the 0.9-meter telescope of the Kitt Peak National Observatory, near Tucson, Arizona, taken in January 1997. The image has been rotated and an overlay of the HST image outline has been superposed.

Object Names: M64, NGC 4826, Black Eye Galaxy

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Credit: NOAO/AURA/NSF and N.A. Sharp (NOAO)

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