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The Antennae galaxies

The Antennae galaxies - Space, Hubble image, Galaxies, The Antennae galaxies
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The Antennae galaxies, viewed in the sharpest-yet image of this merging pair of galaxies. During the course of their collision, billions of stars will be formed. The two spiral galaxies, about 45 million light-years from our solar system, started to interact a few hundred million years ago, making the Antennae galaxies one of the nearest and youngest examples of a pair of colliding galaxies. Nearly half of the faint objects in the Antennae image are young clusters containing tens of thousands of stars. The orange blobs are the two cores of the original galaxies and consist mainly of old stars criss-crossed by filaments of dust, which appears brown in the image. The two galaxies are dotted with brilliant blue star-forming regions surrounded by glowing hydrogen gas, appearing in the image in pink.

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team
KimE12 Uploaded by KimE12 on . The Antennae galaxies - Desktop Nexus Space Download free wallpapers and background images: The Antennae galaxies. Desktop Nexus Space background ID 2198897. The Antennae galaxies, viewed in the sharpest-yet image of this merging pair of galaxies. During the course of their collision, billions of stars will be formed. The two spiral galaxies, about 45 million light-years from our solar system, started to interact a few hundred million years ago, making the Antennae galaxies one of the nearest and youngest examples of a pair of colliding galaxies. Nearly half of the faint objects in the Antennae image are young clusters containing tens of thousands of stars. The orange blobs are the two cores of the original galaxies and consist mainly of old stars criss-crossed by filaments of dust, which appears brown in the image. The two galaxies are dotted with brilliant blue star-forming regions surrounded by glowing hydrogen gas, appearing in the image in pink.

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team
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Trackerandy
Posted by Trackerandy on 12/03/16 at 12:18 AM
Brilliant
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Posted by Darksong on 12/02/16 at 06:14 PM
Truly Beautiful♥
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Posted by Alexandra66 on 12/02/16 at 01:05 PM
Just great!~
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Posted by silvermorn on 12/02/16 at 12:57 PM
Instant Favorite and Thank You so much for the awesome Info! 8)
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Uploaded By: KimE12
Date Uploaded: December 02, 2016
Filename: e-Antennae-galaxies.jpg
Original Resolution: 1500x1060
File Size: 1.04MB
Category: Galaxies

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