||NGC 428 is approximately 70 million light years away. Its distorted
shape leads astronomers to think that this galaxy may have absorbed another
galaxy in its recent history. The many starforming regions and bright blue
star clusters hint at the activity present in the disk of this galaxy. The
"blob" beneathe the galaxy is actually a very colorful triple star system (see
the image of it displayed for that purpose to the left).
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
Minimum credit line: Rex Wilcox/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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