In today's galaxy exploration, we look at a beautiful galaxy that looks like a cartwheel. The galaxy is part of a group of galaxies about 400 million light-years away in the constallation Sculptor. It is one of the most powerful Ultraviolet wave emitters in the nearby universe. It is believed associations of stars 5 to 20 times more massive than our Sun are present in the galaxy.

The multi-color image you see below is a combination of shots of different telescopes at different wave-lengths. NASA scientists believe the galaxy looks the way it does because another galaxy smashed into it sometime, however, which galaxy that was, is not known.

In 1996, Hubble telescope spotted what looks like clouds of comets zooming at super-sonic speeds inside the galaxy.

It's very hard to tell what really is happening inside the galaxy because all information is deduced from the way the galaxy looks at different wave-lengths of light. What we could see, is that it is another masterpiece of creation.

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