NGC 1132 is a "lone wolf" galaxy, far from other galactic clusters, says NASA. Was it always a loner, scorning the company of its galactic peers for the rough-and-tumble life in the far reaches of intergalactic space? Or is it actually a group of galaxies that joined forces, banding together to survive a lonesome cosmos? Whatever the reason, NGC 1132 is huge and solitary. And super-bright, in this new Hubble pic. [HubbleSite]
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Hey, looks like some gravitational lensing going on in an arc around the galaxy, no?