Hubble telescope spots  with bright neighbor

peculiar dwarf galaxy

The Hubble Space

 Telescope has captured a dazzling new view of a busy star birth factory

A dwarf galaxy, glows

 in blue toward the bottom left of the image, while the elliptical galaxy NGC 541 shines brightly in the upper right.

Minkowski's Object is

 bursting with stars, containing at least 20 million stellar objects

The dwarf galaxy is named after

 German-American astronomer Rudolph Minkowski, whose multidisciplinary work included examining galaxy evolution

NASA officials said in the statement.

"The radio jet from NGC 541 likely caused the star formation in Minkowski's Object,"

This jet pushes against

 gas surrounding the galaxy, compressing the gas until the molecules become energized

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