Bright Pink Nebulae Skirts Around a Spiral Galaxy

hubble - bright pink nebula

Bright Pink Nebulae Skirts Around a Spiral Galaxy

An almost complete circle of bright pink nebulae skirts around a spiral galaxy in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 922. The ring structure and the galaxy’s distorted spiral shape result from a smaller galaxy scoring a cosmic bullseye, hitting the centre of NGC 922 some 330 million years ago.

Credit:

NASA, ESA

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