View Full Version : Hubble Images an Unusual "Wheel" Galaxy

2005-Sep-16, 09:23 AM
SUMMARY: The latest photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope is of a rare type of galaxy, known as Hoag's Object, where a ring of stars orbit a yellow nucleus. The bluish outer ring is composed of clusters of hot, young stars while the heart is made of mostly older stars. It's possible that the "gap" in between contains star clusters too faint to see.

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