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January 13, 1994 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1994-07

HST Reveals the Central Region of an Active Galaxy

An Early Release Observation Release / An American Astronomical Society Meeting Release

January 13, 1994: The refurbished HST has provided this outstanding image of the nuclear region of the galaxy NGC 1068. NGC 1068 is located at a distance of approximately 60 Million Light Years and is the prototype of a class of galaxies, known as Seyfert Type 2.

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Credit: NASA, STScI