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Fraser
2003-Jul-26, 12:13 PM
SUMMARY: The latest image released from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a spiral galaxy that seems to be rotating in the wrong direction. Astronomers expected that galaxy NGC 4622, located 111 million light-years away in the constellation Centaurus, should rotate counter-clockwise but it actually goes clockwise. It's believed that the galaxy consumed a smaller companion galaxy recently which helped reverse its spin.


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