Galactic Merger

Colliding Spiral Galaxies Form NGC 2623 (Hubble Space Telescope)

Colliding Galaxies Form NGC 2623 (Hubble Space Telescope)

Two hundred fifty million light years away, two spiral galaxies have collided and are merging to create NGC 2623 (aka Arp 243). In the process, huge numbers of new stars are being forged in more than a hundred massive clusters.

For more about this image and the observations which led to it, see the European homepage for the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Published in: on October 14, 2009 at 11:06 am  Leave a Comment  

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