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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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