Hubble sees "Comet Galaxy" being ripped apart by galaxy cluster

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, in collaboration with several other ground- and space-based telescopes, has captured a galaxy being ripped apart by a galaxy cluster's gravitational field and harsh environment. This animation shows the evolution of this process.


ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

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Release date:2 March 2007, 15:00
Related releases:heic0705
Duration:14 s
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