February 3, 2023


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Galaxies colliding with each other were captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

Galaxies colliding with each other were captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

Arp 195 is a mass 760 million light-years away from our planet. It consists of three galaxies that have a monstrous influence on each other.

Astronomy scientists Make notes with The Hubble Space Telescope observed how the galactic trio are tearing each other apart. It is interesting that a large-scale cosmic collision awaits the Milky Way. Our galaxy is on a collision course with Andromeda, and their collision should occur within the next 4.5 billion years.

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The Hubble Space Telescope has captured images showing Arp 195 several days after its unexpected shutdown. We remind you that the failure of almost a month means that the further mission of this cosmic veteran hangs by a thread. Everything had a happy ending, however, the telescope provided images of the cluster, which is 760 million light-years from Earth.

The three galaxies that make up the Arp 195 cluster are located 760 million light-years away from Earth

Arp 195 consists of three galaxies that are affected by mutual gravitational attraction. Their movement occurs in increasingly similar orbits, and each “flight” is associated with the smashing of the matter that makes up individual galaxies. The largest of them “steals” the substance of which the other is made, so you can see traces of dust, gas and stars in the images.

As with the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy, the component parts of Arp 195 will one day fuse into one big whole. The distance between stars within galaxies is so great that collisions between these stars are rare. The entire phenomenon may have a positive effect on the state of the resulting galaxy. The material from the merger will increase the possibility of local star formation.

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Interestingly, the Milky Way has experienced similar phenomena in the past. Astronomers believe that our galaxy has absorbed several to dozens of smaller galaxies in the last 12 billion years. One of them was called Gaia Enceladus, which merged with the Milky Way 8-11 billion years ago.

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