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    Hubblecast 34: Hubble snaps heavyweight of the Leo Triplet

    Hubble Space Telescope

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    Hubble has snapped a spectacular view of M66, the largest "player" of the Leo Triplet, and a galaxy with an unusual anatomy: it displays asymmetric spiral arms and an apparently displaced core. The peculiar anatomy is most likely caused by the gravitational pull of the other two members of the trio. This Hubblecast is available for download (several formats available!) on: http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/html/heic1006a.html

    Credit: ESA/Hubble
    Visual design & Editing: Martin Kornmesser
    Animations: Martin Kornmesser
    Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen & Raquel Yumi Shida
    Written by: Colleen Sharkey
    Narration: Gaitee Hussain
    Music: John Dyson from the CDs Darklight and Moonwind
    Additional images: Robert Gendler
    Directed by: Colleen Sharkey
    Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
    Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin