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News Release 400 of 938

March 31, 2005 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-11

Hubble Spies Cosmic Dust Bunnies

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Video: Hubble Spies Cosmic Dust Bunnies

Running Time: 38 seconds

Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys reveals the dust lanes and star clusters of NGC 1316 that give evidence of a past merger of two gas-rich galaxies. A pullout from the center of NGC 1316 reveals the fine details captured by Hubble of red star clusters within the dust lanes.

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

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