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NGC 3455 (2012)

I want to say that this is just another example of a pretty galaxy, but Hubble never takes pictures of galaxies simply because they’re pretty. I usually look up the proposals for the images I process in order to remind myself that I’m not actually that smart because I never have an easy time figuring out why an image was made even with the explanation right in front of me.

Extra big version.

Data used:
HST_9395_09_ACS_WFC_F435W_sci
HST_9395_09_ACS_WFC_F814W_sci

Copyright information:
Hubble data is public domain, but I put a lot of work into combining it into beautiful color images. The minimal credit line should read: NASA / ESA / J. Schmidt

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