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Post by Dragon Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:18 pm

What looks like two glowing eyes and a crooked carved smile in this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope snapshot is the early stages of a collision between two galaxies.

Residing in the constellation Canis Major, the entire view is 109,000 light-years across, approximately the diameter of our Milky Way.

The overall pumpkin-ish color corresponds to the glow of aging red stars in two galaxies, cataloged as NGC 2292 and NGC 2293, which only have a hint of spiral structure.

The ghostly arm making the “smile” may be just the beginning of the process of rebuilding a spiral galaxy, say researchers.

The arm embraces both galaxies.

It most likely formed when interstellar gas was compressed as the two galaxies began to merge.

The higher density precipitates new star formation.


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Post by Dragon Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:19 pm

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and W. Keel (University of Alabama)

This is a Hubble Space Telescope snapshot of the early stages of a collision between two galaxies that resembles a Halloween carved pumpkin.

The “pumpkin’s” glowing “eyes” are the bright, star-filled cores of each galaxy that contain supermassive black holes.

An arm of newly forming stars gives the imaginary pumpkin a wry smirk.

The two galaxies, cataloged as NGC  2292 and NGC  2293, are located about 120 million light-years away in the constellation Canis Major.


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Post by Dragon Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:21 pm



Halloween is scarier with Hubble!

What looks like two glowing eyes and a crooked carved smile is a snapshot of the early stages of a collision between two galaxies.

The entire view is nearly 109,000 light-years across, approximately the diameter of the Milky Way.


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