esahubble_opo9814d May 14th, 1998
This ground-based telescopic view shows that the dust lane girdles the entire elliptical galaxy. This lane has long been considered the dust remnant of a smaller spiral galaxy that merged with the large elliptical galaxy.
Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9814d/
Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany
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