Galaxies photobombed by asteroids • Earth.com

Last update: June 25th, 2019 at 5:12 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from the European Space Agency (ESA) features the Abell 370 galaxy cluster, which is made up of several hundred galaxies pulled together by gravity.

The ESA says that the stunning myriad galaxies, located about four billion light years away in the constellation Cetus, are “photobombed” by asteroids in this image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The white, curved streaks are trails from asteroids that are only about 260 million kilometers from the Earth.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: European Space Agency

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