Two Galaxies’ Merger Captured By Hubble

Two Galaxies’ Merger Captured By Hubble

The Hubble telescope of NASA has sent an image that captures the merger of two galaxies, which are about 230 million light-years away from Earth. The Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 aboard NASA/ ESA Hubble Space Telescope acquired the picture of the iconic merger. Initially, the image was being considered a galaxy with unusual shape. However, it was later realized it is a live merger of two galaxies in the constellation of Hercules.

The merger will eventually result in the formation of a new child galaxy. The name of the major galaxy is NGC 6052. The scientists at NASA explained that the gravitational force is pulling the two separate galaxies towards each other that resulted in the collision of the two. The formation of the new galaxy will result in stars changing their orbits and choosing a new path. Also, the event might lead of collision of some stars, which will result in emission of enormous bright light that can be seen through telescope.

The scientists said that millions of years will be taken by both the galaxies to completely merge and become stable. “It would be reasonable to think of this as a single abnormal galaxy, and it was originally classified as such. However, it is in fact a ‘new’ galaxy in the process of forming,” said the space agency. However, the new galaxy that will be eventually formed will not resemble any of the parent galaxies in terms of shape and size.

NDTV reported that, The Hubble space telescope has captured an image of two galaxies merging into a single structure about 230 million light-years away. The image, taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on board the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the galaxy NGC 6052 was originally classified as a single abnormal galaxy.

However, it is in fact a 'new' galaxy in the process of forming, researchers said.

LiveMint report said, the Hubble space telescope has captured an image of two galaxies merging into a single structure about 230 million light-years away.

The image, taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on board the NASA/European Space Agency/ Hubble Space Telescope, shows the galaxy NGC 6052 was originally classified as a single abnormal galaxy. However, it is in fact a ‘new’ galaxy in the process of forming, researchers said.

According to the TheQuint, The Hubble space telescope captured two galaxies merging located around 230 million light-years away in the constellation of Hercules.

It would be reasonable to think of this as a single abnormal galaxy, and it was originally classified as such. However, it is in fact a ‘new’ galaxy in the process of forming...Two separate galaxies have been gradually drawn together, attracted by gravity, and have collided. We now see them merging into a single structure.

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