NASA's Hubble Space Telescope published a 48-minute excerpt of two galaxies colliding with each other. The footage showed the breathtaking moment when the center resembled a series of colorful human eyes. ( NASA | CXC / SAO / STScI / JPL-Caltech )
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope releases a video showing colliding spiral galaxies. The collision between the two galaxies is expected to continue for several million years.
The 48-second video shows the NGC 2207, a pair of colliding spiral galaxies. The clip reveals the bright central nuclei of the colliding galaxies, which, according to the description of the video, are remarkably similar to a series of human eyes.
Colliding Spiral Galaxies
The Hubble Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and The Chandra X-Ray Observatory have collaborated to make the NGC 2207's clips available to the public.
The visible light of the Hubble telescope reveals the traces of stars and the traces of gas from the spiral arms stretched by the tidal wave between the galaxies. The glow of the warm dust is made visible in the video by means of the infrared light from the sharpener.
The team behind the footage explains that the dust is the raw material essential to the creation of new stars and planets [1
The Hubble team explains that stars are extremely far apart from each other to break up together. In the course of the collision, however, the dust joined between these stars to create a high-density gas pocket. A gravitational collapse of these regions will trigger a firestorm of star births.
As the progression to the actual galactic collision occurs, the galaxies will also take the form of new forms.
NGC 2207 and IC 2163
19659005] For the first time in 2014, NASA spoke of the impressive light pattern of two colliding galaxies, the NGC 2207 and the IC 2163, and finally, last in 2017.
The agency says that NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are located about 130 million light-years from Earth. You are in the constellation Canis Major.
This pair of galaxies has triggered three supernova explosions in the past 15 years. Consequently, it produced the most abundant display of superbright X-rays or what is scientifically termed ultraluminous X-ray sources. The ULXs were identified by data from Chandra.
Colliding galaxies such as the pair NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are expected to bring intense star formation. It is estimated that stars associated with the ULX can only be as young as about 10 million years old.
While NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are in the course of their collision, it is estimated that stars form at a rate similar to that of Form 24 stars the Earth's mass per year.
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