Gargantuan galaxy NGC 1132 - a cosmic fossil?

The gargantuan galaxy NGC 1132
6 February 2008

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a new image of the galaxy NGC 1132. Most likely, it is a cosmic fossil – the aftermath of an enormous multi-galactic pile-up that has formed a brilliant but fuzzy giant elliptical galaxy, outshining typical ones.
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