Dwarf galaxy DDO 68

Dwarf galaxy DDO 68
ddos
Image by Hubble Space Telescope / ESA
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a cosmic oddity, dwarf galaxy DDO 68. This ragged collection of stars and gas clouds looks at first glance like a recently-formed galaxy in our own cosmic neighbourhood. But, is it really as young as it looks?

More information: www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1421a/

Credit:
NASA, ESA
Acknowledgement: A. Aloisi (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Dwarf galaxy DDO 68

Dwarf galaxy DDO 68
ddos
Image by Hubble Space Telescope / ESA
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a cosmic oddity, dwarf galaxy DDO 68. This ragged collection of stars and gas clouds looks at first glance like a recently-formed galaxy in our own cosmic neighbourhood. But, is it really as young as it looks?

More information: www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1421a/

Credit:
NASA, ESA
Acknowledgement: A. Aloisi (Space Telescope Science Institute)