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