Hubble image of the Kinman Dwarf galaxy

Image of the Kinman Dwarf galaxy, also known as PHL 293B, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 in 2011, before the disappearance of the massive star. Located some 75 million light-years away, the galaxy is too far away for astronomers to clearly resolve its individual stars, but in observations done between 2001 and 2011, they detected the signatures of the massive star. These signatures were not present in more recent data.


NASA, ESA/Hubble, J. Andrews (U. Arizona)

About the Image

Release date:30 June 2020, 12:00
Related releases:eso2010
Size:437 x 337 px

About the Object

Name:Kinman Dwarf galaxy
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf

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