<p>Hubble spots NGC 5264, a dwarf galaxy more than 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra. Its blue patches are regions of new star formation, triggered after other galaxies grazed NGC 5264.</p>

Stars in the Serpent

Hubble spots NGC 5264, a dwarf galaxy more than 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra. Its blue patches are regions of new star formation, triggered after other galaxies grazed NGC 5264.

Photograph by ESA/Hubble & NASA

See a Surprise Comet Landslide and a Gleaming Dwarf Galaxy

Also this week, NASA gets a stunning look at a Martian dune field, and Saturn's moon Dione comes in for a close-up.

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This week, Mars's polar ice caps reveal their layers, Hubble spots a dwarf galaxy as it looked more than 15 million years ago, and wind and water shape an incredible landscape off the coast of North Carolina.

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