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    Last month, scientists used the United Kingdom’s Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to identify a new, star-forming galaxy known as NGC 8822.

    NASA has published a photo, taken by Hubble space telescope, that shows a beautiful and apparently peaceful galaxy.

    However, scientists from the US-based organisation urge you not to be fooled by its peaceful looks as the galaxy, dubbed NGC 4651, hides a sinister secret.

    In fact, NASA believes that the galaxy consumed another smaller galaxy. According to scientists, it's the galaxy's cannibalistic behaviour that has turned it into such a large and beautiful spiral.

    NASA says that the galaxy can be also observed with the use of an amateur telescope.

    "So if you have a telescope at home and a star-gazing eye, look out for this glittering carnivorous spiral," the statement issued by NASA says.
    telescope, galaxy, cannibalism, NASA
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