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November 27, 2006

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Kevin

Well, they didn't ask me :(. Here's my favorite. It's just a field of galaxies, but the resolution is fantastic, and you can zoom in to each galaxy with surprising results.

Unfortunately, I've forgotten where it came from, and had to shrink it ridiculously to upload it to photobucket :(

Frank Warner

Here's what that is:

Dubbed the 'Tadpole', this spiral galaxy is unlike the textbook images of stately galaxies. Its distorted shape was caused by a small interloper, a very blue, compact, galaxy visible in the upper left corner of the more massive Tadpole. The Tadpole resides about 420 million light-years away in the constellation Draco.

http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/html/heic0206a.html

Kevin

Cool thanks! The galaxy in front is beautiful, but the quantity of galaxies in the background is what is so stunning to me.

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