Thursday, October 18, 2012

Merging Galaxies (Picture of the Day: 10/18/12)

NGC 2623. Source

This isn't one galaxy, it's two. This object, known as NGC 2623, is a galactic merger. Two massive galaxies got caught in each other's gravitational pulls and are now becoming one. This process looks quite violent when sped up, but any life that may exist within either of those galaxies will probably survive.

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