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Complex loops and blobs of dust are seen in giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1316. They provide us with evidence that it was formed from a past merger of two gas-rich galaxies. NGC 1316 is on the outskirts of a nearby cluster of galaxies at a distance of about 75 million light-years from the Sun.

CREDIT: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). Acknowledgment: P. Goudfrooij (STScI).

Source:
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2005/11/image/a/