Hubblecast 13: Gargantuan galaxy NGC 1132 - A cosmic fossil

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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a new image of the galaxy NGC 1132 which is most likely to be a “cosmic fossil” ? the aftermath of an enormous multi-galactic pile-up, where the carnage of collision after collision has built up a brilliant but fuzzy giant elliptical galaxy far outshining typical galaxies.

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Credit:

ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen), Klaus Dolag (MPA, Garching), CXC/Penn State University/G. Garmire, et al.

Narration:
Dr. Robert Fosbury

Design:
Martin Kornmesser

Web Technical Support:
Lars Holm Nielsen
Raquel Yumi Shida

Cinematographer:
Peter Rixner (www.perix-media-gmbh.de)

Script:
Lars Lindberg Christensen, Raquel Yumi Shida

Director:
Lars Lindberg Christensen

About the Video

Id:heic0804a
Release date:5 February 2008, 15:00
Related releases:heic0804
Duration:05m 54s

About the Object

Name:NGC 1132
Type:• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
• X - HD Videos
• X - Hubblecast Videos

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