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Distant Galaxy Clusters

At left, one of the deepest images to date of the universe, taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST), reveals thousands of faint galaxies at the detection limit of present day telescopes. The three closeups on the right show (top to bottom): a compact, tangled group of irregularly shaped galaxies, a pair of elliptical galaxies, and a close-up view of the peculia r radio galaxy 3C324 used to locate the cluster.

Courtesy Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Credits: Mark Dickinson (STScI) and NASA

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Copyright, (c) 1995: Board of Trustees, University of Illinois

NCSA. Last modified 11/1/95.