December 6, 2012
This video pans across Hubble observations of NGC 922. The ring structure and the galaxy’s distorted spiral shape result from a smaller galaxy scoring a cosmic bullseye, hitting the centre of NGC 922 some 330 million years ago.
Credit: NASA & ESA
Topics: Extragalactic astronomy, Spiral galaxies, Astronomy, Fornax Cluster, Fornax constellation, Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, Barred spiral galaxies, Peculiar galaxies, Galaxy