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Hubble Snaps a Galactic Jellyfish


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Hubble Snaps a Galactic Jellyfish


Lower Left: spiral galaxy with bright bulge & arms seen edge-on. Patchy blue trails extend below it, resembling tentacles, made from star-forming regions. Top, Left of Center: very large, whitish-gold elliptical galaxy with two cores.

The galaxy JW100 (lower right) features prominently in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The streams of star-forming gas dripping from the disk of the galaxy like streaks of fresh paint are formed by a process called ram pressure stripping. Their resemblance to dangling tentacles led astronomers to refer to JW100 as a ‘jellyfish’ galaxy. JW100 is over 800 million light-years away, in the constellation Pegasus.

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Look like Optimus prime and his buddies.\



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very cool pics. 

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