Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: 3.85-3.9 Billion Years

During the first close approach, the sky is ablaze with new star formation, which is evident in a plethora of emission nebulae and open young star clusters.


NASA, ESA, Z. Levay and R. van der Marel (STScI), T. Hallas, and A. Mellinger

About the Image

Release date:6 May 2014, 15:45
Size:3600 x 2025 px

About the Object

Name:Galaxy Collisions
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Milky Way

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