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News Release 515 of 1051

March 3, 2005 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-09

The Impending Destruction of NGC 1427A


Video: A Grand-Slam of Stars in NGC 1427A

Running Time: 38 seconds

The Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys was used to obtain images of irregular galaxy NGC 1427A. A pullout from a neighbor galaxy to NGC 1427A reveals the fine details captured by Hubble of numerous hot, blue stars that have been formed very recently, showing that star formation is occurring extensively throughout the galaxy.

Credit: NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)

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