May 30, 2023


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How did he seize it?  Incredible colliding galaxies seen through Hubble's eye

How did he seize it? Incredible colliding galaxies seen through Hubble’s eye

NASA has released one of the latest images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, which proves it still has a lot to offer, despite recently focusing all attention on its smaller mate, the Webb telescope. We can like it A cosmic phenomenon called a galaxy collisionIt occurs when two or more galaxies come close or overlap. This process usually takes hundreds of millions of years and often results in galaxies merging into a single galaxy.

And we are talking about The galactic merger named Arp-Madore 417-391. Arp-Madore is a particularly strange collection of galaxies, and includes a group of galaxies that interact subtly, as well as the most spectacular collision of galaxies. Arp-Madore 417-391, located about 670 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Eridanus in the southern celestial hemisphere, is certainly one of the latter.

To document the event, Hubble used the Advanced Camera Survey (ACS), an instrument optimized for hunting galaxies and galaxy clusters. NASA also explains that the image is from a cluster where it was intended Create a list of objects of interest for further observations with the James Webb Space Telescopeand ground telescopes.

And although it’s hard to take your eyes off this Hubble image, it’s worth remembering The telescope’s 30+ year career is slowly coming to an end. It has crashed several times in recent yearsAs a result of one last year, it went into emergency mode, which stopped work for about a month and is expected to fall to Earth in the years 2030-2040.

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