Hubblecast 16: Galaxies gone wild!

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One of the big mysteries in astronomy is how galaxies grow and evolve over time. Collisions between galaxies are thought to be key events that shape their development. A stunning collection of 59 new images of colliding galaxies has been released to mark the 18th anniversary of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. They give us a unique insight into how galaxies collide to form larger galaxies.

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Credit:

ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

Narration:
Dr. J

Design:
Martin Kornmesser

Web Technical Support:
Lars Holm Nielsen
Raquel Yumi Shida

Cinematographer:
Peter Rixner (www.perix-media-gmbh.de)

Script:
Lars Lindberg Christensen, Raquel Yumi Shida

Director:
Lars Lindberg Christensen

Acknowledgements for the images used in this Hubblecast:

  • Project lead: Lars Lindberg Christensen
  • Image processing: Davide de Martin (ESA/Hubble) and Zolt Levay (STScI)
  • Cosmetic cleaning: Amit Kapadia, Nuno Marques, Maximilian Kaufl (ESA/Hubble)
  • Colour correction and cosmetic adjustments: Zolt Levay (STScI) & Martin Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble)
  • HST Principle Investigator: A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook), and the PIs of Hubble Proposals 9735, 11091, 6276, 10575, 7129, 7467, 6438.
  • Astronomical processing pipeline: The STScI ACS team
  • Data Archiving and pipeline implementation: The ESO/ST-ECF Archive and the STScI Archive

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Release date:24 April 2008, 15:00
Related releases:heic0810
Duration:09m 04s

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