Close-Up of Star Formation in Antennae Galaxy

This is a close-up view of a head-on collision between two spiral galaxies, called the Antennae galaxies. The image is 1,500 light-years across. The image shows entrapped dust and gas funneled into the center of the galaxy.

These four close-up views are taken from a head-on collision between two spiral galaxies, called the Antennae galaxies, seen at image center. The scale bar at the top of each image is 1, 500 light-years across.

Credit:

Brad Whitmore (STScI), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9734b
Type:Collage
Release date:21 October 1997, 19:00
Size:3000 x 2400 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

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