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Galactic bull's-eye came naturally

A strange cosmic object isn't the result of a galactic crash

2:34pm, August 24, 2011

A galactic oddball may have spun itself into its strange bull’s-eye shape, report astronomers probing the origins of Hoag’s Object.

The galaxy, made up of a golden sphere of stars in the middle of a much bigger star-studded hula hoop, had once been thought to have formed as the result of a cosmic smashup.

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