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Hubble telescope captures striking image of a dying galaxy – Space.com

After losing most of the gas and dust that makes up the galaxy, NGC 1947 will likely not make new stars.

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The Hubble Space Telescope
has captured a striking photo of a dying galaxy. 
Known as NGC 1947, the galaxy was discovered nearly 200 years ago by a Scottish-born astronomer, James Dunlop, who found it while studying the night sky in Australia. The galaxy can only be seen from the southern hemisphere
, in the constellation Dorado, the dolphinfish. It’s a lenticular galaxy, meaning that its original shape was somewhere between a spiral and elliptical galaxy. 
Over the last 200 years, NGC 1947 has…

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