Markarian 177 and SDSS1133 Using a Near-Infrared Filter (image) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Caption Using the Keck II telescope in Hawaii, researchers obtained high-resolution images of Markarian 177 and SDSS1133 using a near-infrared filter. Twin bright spots in the galaxy's center are consistent with recent star formation, a disturbance that hints this galaxy may have merged with another. Credit W. M. Keck Observatory/M. Koss (ETH Zurich) et al. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.