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.
About the Image
|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
|336 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|439 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|555 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|814 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|