Multiple Galaxy Collisions

Astronomers have interpreted the oddly shaped objects in these NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope snapshots as strong visual evidence for multiple galaxies crashing into each other. These smashups create a tangled clump of matter and trigger a burst of new stars.

Credit:

NASA/ESA, Kirk Borne (Raytheon and NASA/ESA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.), Luis Colina (Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria, Spain), and Howard Bushouse and Ray Lucas ( Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Md.)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9945a
Type:Collage
Release date:22 November 1999, 07:00
Size:795 x 796 px

About the Object

Name:Ultra-Luminous Infrared Galaxies
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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