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ESA/Hubble heic1516: A galaxy in bloom — New Hubble snap of ESO 381-12. The ghostly shells of galaxy ESO 381-12 are captured here in a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, set against a backdrop of distant galaxies. The strikingly uneven structure and the clusters of stars that orbit around the ...

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ESA/Hubble News
9 July 2015

The ghostly shells of galaxy ESO 381-12 are captured here in a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, set against a backdrop of distant galaxies. The strikingly uneven structure and the clusters of stars that orbit around the galaxy suggest that ESO 381-12 may have been part of a dramatic collision sometime in its relatively recent past.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1516/

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ESA/Hubble Information Centre
The ESO Education and Public Outreach Department
9 July 2015




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