Saturday, May 20, 2006

Tadpole's Tidal Tail

This image is tak with the Hubble Telescope. It shows far galaxies and spiral galaxy Arp 188 better known as Tadpole Galaxy. It is 420 million light-years distant toward the northern constellation Draco. It's tail is about 280 thousand light-years long.
Tadpole Galaxy will lose it tail as it grows older.


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