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

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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 from 200 million years ago and roughly 800 million years into the future.

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

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Release date:2 March 2007, 15:00
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Duration:25s

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Type:• X - Hubble Images Videos
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos

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