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Description This image by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a double-nucleus at the core of the Andromeda galaxy. The dual core may be the result of a "cannibalization" of another galaxy by Andromeda. The two peaks of illumination are separated by 5 light years, and the entire image shows an area 40 light years in width. The actual centre of the Andromeda galaxy lies at the fainter of the two glows.
Date 7 May 2006
Source Hubble site news desk
Author Tod R. Lauer, NASA
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