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Galactic ‘gem’ sparkles in dazzling new citizen science Hubble image

An unusual galaxy merger boasts multiple interwoven arms in a newly released Hubble Space Telescope image. 

This multiarmed galaxy, known as CGCG 396-2, lies about 520 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Orion. It represents a galaxy merger, which occurs when two or more galaxies collide. 

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