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Hubble Captures a Cannibal Galaxy

3 Apr 2020, 12:11 UTC
Hubble Captures a Cannibal Galaxy ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Leonard

This remarkable spiral galaxy, known as NGC 4651, may look serene and peaceful as it swirls in the vast, silent emptiness of space, but don’t be fooled — it keeps a violent secret. It is believed that this galaxy consumed another smaller galaxy to become the large and beautiful spiral that we observe today.

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