Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: 7 Billion Years

The merged galaxies form a huge elliptical galaxy, its bright core dominating the nighttime sky. Scoured of dust and gas, the newly merged elliptical galaxy no longer makes stars and no nebulae appear in the sky. The ageing starry population is no longer concentrated along a plane, but instead fills an ellipsoidal volume.

Credit:

NASAESA, Z. Levay and R. van der Marel (STScI), T. Hallas, and A. Mellinger

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Type:Artwork
Release date:6 May 2014, 15:40
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Name:Galaxy Collisions
Type:• Milky Way
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
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