Pan across NGC 1512 and NGC 1510

This video pans over NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations of the interacting galaxies NGC 1512 and NGC 1510, about 30 million light-years from Earth. Despite the difference in size, each galaxy gravitationally affects the other. The ring of starburst and the bar in the centre of the large spiral galaxy NGC 1512 are both in part created by the gravity of the much smaller NGC 1510.

The gas and dust in the smaller galaxy have been swirled up by NGC 1512. This kick-started star formation that is even more intense than in the large spiral galaxy. This causes the galaxy to glow with the blue hue that is indicative of hot new stars.


ESA/Hubble, Digitized Sky Survey, Nick Risinger (
Music: Johan B Monell

About the Video

Release date:27 July 2017, 14:00
Related releases:heic1712
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:ngc 1510, NGC 1512
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred

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