View Full Version : Hubble's View of a Giant Elliptical Galaxy

2005-Sep-07, 07:50 AM
SUMMARY: The Hubble Space Telescope recently captured this image of the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1316, located in the southern constellation of Fornax. The image reveals dark dust lanes and giant star clusters, which provide evidence that the galaxy we see today is the result of a collision between two galaxies rich in dust. The dark patches are believed to be the stellar remains of previous galaxies engulfed by NGC 1316.

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