Multiple Galaxy Collisions

Hubble's sharp vision reveals more complexity within these galaxies, which astronomers are interpreting as evidence of a multiple-galaxy pileup. These images, taken by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, are part of a three-year study of 123 galaxies within 3 billion light-years of Earth. The study was conducted in 1996, 1997, and 1999. False colours were assigned to these photos to enhance fine details within these coalescing galaxies.


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
Release date:22 November 1999, 07:00
Size:1054 x 634 px

About the Object

Name:Galaxy Collisions
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting

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Colours & filters

814 nm Hubble Space Telescope

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