New User? Sign Up  |  Sign In  |  Help
“Logo
 

                 LogoLogo

Question
Answer
Discover
     
Search for questions :
My Profile

philosopher

Open Questions Bookmark and Share

Have you seen these pictures?

To celebrate the new year, NASA and the European Space Agency have graced us with six glorious views of mindbogglingly massive galaxy mergers, courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope.
“These interactions are a key aspect of galaxy evolution and are among the most spectacular events in the lifetime of a galaxy,” reads an ESA statement.
Each system was the subject of a study into how galaxies evolve and the rate at which they produce new stars. When galaxies merge, they change their appearances dramatically. The stars present in them also change considerably, making them perfect candidates to study how stars are formed.

Shine Bright
Massive star clusters that result from these collisions emit immense amounts of light, even after the collision has taken place.
The space observatory was able to resolve “large star-forming ‘knots’ into numerous compact young star clusters,” according to the ESA. Hubble’s ultraviolet and near-infrared observations of these mergers then could show us how old these clusters are, their mass, and even when they went extinct.
READ MORE: Hubble telescope delivers rare, glorious views of six galaxies colliding [CNET]

More on galaxy mergers: Astronomers Surprised to Find Stars Streaming Into the Center of Our Galaxy
SMASHY SMASHY
NASA RELEASES HUBBLE IMAGES OF GALAXIES SMASHING INTO EACH OTHER
ESA
See link.
https://futurism.com/the-byte/nasa-hubble-galaxies-smashing

11 day(s) ago

    Comment(s) (0)
    Report
   Like  
   Email to Friends  
   Bookmark  
   Subscribe to Answer Alerts  
No comments yet !     Be the first to comment !
Answers (1)

Kravenhead
No, I hadn't.
Really beautiful.
Of course it's also a violent event of long duration.
One day our galaxy, the Milky Way, will collide with Andromeda.
I'd like to see a recently made simulation of what that might look like.
Hopefully, we'll be an intergalactic civilization by that time.
If we're still around, I'm sure we will be.

Posted 11 day(s) ago

( 1 )
( 0 )
    Comment(s) (0)
   Report
No comments yet ! Be the first to comment on this answer !

Edit your answer. Click save, when done.
Question Title Have you seen these pictures?
Your Answer
  |         |                            
bold  italic  underline  strike       big  small       superscript  subscript 
  Allows to add a link.
Caption :
Link URL :
( Must starts with "http://" )
Add  |   Cancel
  Allow to insert an image. Must be among the following file types - *.jpg, *.gif, *.png & *.bmp.
Image Url :   Upload New
( Image url must always starts with " http:// " )
Width : pixels
( Must not be greater than 450px. Enter 0px for no resize )
Add  |   Cancel
  Allow to insert YouTube video. Insert the video embed code.
Embed Code :
Add  |   Cancel
Character Count ( Max. - 5000 ) : 1514
  Your comment on this question
  |         |                            
bold  italic  underline  strike       big  small       superscript  subscript 
  Allows to add a link.
Caption :
Link URL :
( Must starts with "http://" )
Add  |   Cancel
  Allow to insert an image. Must be among the following file types - *.jpg, *.gif, *.png & *.bmp.
Image Url :   Upload New
( Image url must always starts with " http:// " )
Width : pixels
( Must not be greater than 450px. Enter 0px for no resize )
Add  |   Cancel
  Allow to insert YouTube video. Insert the video embed code.
Embed Code :
Add  |   Cancel
Max Allowed : 5000 Characters Current Count : 0
  Your comment on this answer
  |         |                            
bold  italic  underline  strike       big  small       superscript  subscript 
  Allows to add a link.
Caption :
Link URL :
( Must starts with "http://" )
Add  |   Cancel
  Allow to insert an image. Must be among the following file types - *.jpg, *.gif, *.png & *.bmp.
Image Url :   Upload New
( Image url must always starts with " http:// " )
Width : pixels
( Must not be greater than 450px. Enter 0px for no resize )
Add  |   Cancel
  Allow to insert YouTube video. Insert the video embed code.
Embed Code :
Add  |   Cancel
Max Allowed : 5000 Characters Current Count : 0
Email this question link to friends
You must enter an email-address, if a name is entered and vice-versa for each friend.
Friend #1 -
Friend #2 -
Friend #3 -
Friend #4 -
Friend #5 -
Enter Security Code : *

 

Copyright ©  All rights reserved.

Contact Us   Terms of Use