An award-winning image shows a continuing galactic battle – a whole galaxy is torn apart as it drifted too close to its neighbor about 200 million years ago.
The Spiral Galaxy arms stretch for billions of miles
NASA's Hubble Telescope has captured the unbelievable scene where gravity twisted the spiral arms of the starburst galaxy out of shape and created bright bursts. Exploding stars – of carefully retouched to an astrophotographer.
NGC 7714 is a spiral galaxy located 100 million light-years from Earth. NASA's Hubble Telescope Catches That The NGC 7714 galaxy, also known as the spiral galaxy, is torn apart by the neighboring galaxy NGS771
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NASA's Hubble Telescope image captures the NGC 7714 galaxy, also known as the spiral galaxy is torn by the neighboring galaxy NGS7715
A rough relationship with rogue neighbor NGC 7715, a smaller galaxy that lies just outside the image.
Retired Pastor Rudy Pohl has the picture 'meticulous & # 39; generated by & quot; granular & quot ;, picked up by the Hubble telescope & # 39; Raw shot assigns different colors.  The 16-hour job earned the amateur astrophotographer his second NASA Astronomy Picture Award (APOD) in just six months on October 9.
Rudy, 69, of Ottawa, Canada, said: "It's one of the most beautiful pictures I've put together.
& # 39; It's an attempt to show the gravitational forces of elements in space. This stuff moves at hundreds of thousands of miles per hour, but when you look at them over the years, they barely move.
"This is the vastness of outer space."
The arm of the spiral galaxy (the blue one) is twisted and has also produced huge explosions of stars (one in the middle).
The two galaxies have been entangled 100 to 200 million years ago to form each other.
A ring and two long tails of stars formed a bridge between the two galaxies.
Rudy Pohl, 69, of Ottowa, Canada, amateur disaster photographer with his Sky-Watcher HEQ5 telescope
Bridge acts as a pipeline, directing material from the smaller galaxy to its larger companion.  This material feeds star formation thrusts that focus on the bright galactic center.
Rudy is one of & # 39; thousands & # 39; Astro enthusiasts around the world who use publicly available data from the Hubble Legacy Archive website to create flawless skyscapes.  He added: "The NASA photographers shoot the picture for a few hours with a red filter. They do the same with a green and blue filter.
& # 39; The raw image is very grainy and blurry. Therefore, I meticulously match the different tones of red, blue, and green to get the final picture.
NASA astrophotographers often assign the colors themselves. The ultimate goal is that your image looks exactly like yours. "
Rudy, once an avid nature photographer, was interested in astrophotography in space four years ago after his illness and had to sell his cameras.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has been used to date best and sharpest view of comet Borisov, the second known interstellar object, recorded Visit our solar system
Earlier this year Hubble unveiled a new image of a & # 39; smiling galaxy cluster & # 39 ;. NASA / ESA's Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) features a galaxy cluster officially known as SDSS J0952 + 3434.
I can not take the pictures myself.
NASA says the & # 39; mouth & # 39; created by a trick of light.
& # 39; Many people live in cities where light pollution is too high for photography. The mapping of colors from the Hubble data is therefore a good alternative. & # 39;
Rudy and His wife became pastors forty years ago after experiencing a "spiritual conversion".
Since then he has left the Church, but remains strongly religiously and scientifically convinced.
This gives him an "extremely unique" perspective on the space.
He said, "I strongly believe in evolution and all aspects of science. At the same time I was pastor and I believe in a creator.
A mosaic image of nearly 7,500 photos taken The NASA Hubble Telescope (pictured) is "the largest and most comprehensive history book in the universe," says the scientist.
"It gives me a wonderful view of creation."
"I'm not the only one interested in outer space, who also believes in God.
"NASA has a whole group of scientists and Christians."
The NGC 7714 galaxy was discovered by astronomer John Herschel on September 18, 1830.
Hubble Space Telescope is an international project bet between the European Space Agency and NASA.
WHAT IS THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE?
The Hubble Telescope was launched on 24 April 1990 via the Space Shuttle Discovery from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
It is named after the famous astronomer Edwin Hubble, who was born in 1889 in Missouri.
He is perhaps best known for discovering that the universe is expanding and at what speed this happens – now the Hubble constant has been coined.
It orbits Earth at a speed of approximately 27,300 km / h in a low Earth orbit at approximately 340 miles altitude.
Hubble has a precision of 0.007 arc seconds, which is similar to a laser beam focused on Franklin. The head of D. Roosevelt 320 km away.
The Hubble telescope is named after Edwin Hubble, who was responsible for the development of the Hubble constant and is one of the greatest astronomers of all time
Hubble's main mirror has a diameter of 2.4 meters and is a total of 13.3 Meters long – the length of a large school bus.
The launch and deployment of Hubble in April 1990 marked the most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo's telescope.
Thanks to five service missions and more than 25 years of operation, our view of the universe and our place in it has never been the same.