Colliding Galaxies NGC 4038 and NGC 4039

This Hubble Space Telescope image provides a detailed look at a brilliant 'fireworks show' at the center of a collision between two galaxies. Hubble has uncovered over 1, 000 bright, young star clusters bursting to life as a result of the head-on wreck.

Credit:

Brad Whitmore (STScI), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9734a
Type:Collage
Release date:21 October 1997, 19:00
Size:1200 x 900 px

About the Object

Name:Antennae, IRAS 11593-1835, NGC 4038, NGC 4039
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:75 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
B
439 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

Notes: Observation information refers to the right image. The left image was captured by a ground-based telescope.


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