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Hubblecast 60: Galaxy scores a bullseye

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Episode 60 of the Hubblecast explores NGC 922, a galaxy that has been hit square-on by another. Ripples of star-formation are still propagating out across thousands of light-years of space over 300 million years after the collision, making it a prime example of what astronomers call a collisional ring galaxy.

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http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1218a/

Credit:
ESA/Hubble
Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser
Web and technical support: Mathias Andre and Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Oli Usher
Narrator: Sara Mendes da Costa
Images: NASA, ESA, Chandra X-ray Observatory, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Visualisations and animations: B. Conn (MPIA), R. Smith (University of Concepción), R. Taylor (Arecibo Observatory); M. Kornmesser
Music: Toomas Erm
Directed by: Oli Usher
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen

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