Colliding galaxies make love, not war

This Hubble image of the Antennae galaxies is the sharpest yet of this merging pair of galaxies. As the two galaxies smash together, billions of stars are born, mostly in groups and clusters of stars. The brightest and most compact of these are called super star clusters.

Credit:

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration. Acknowledgement: B. Whitmore ( Space Telescope Science Institute) and James Long (ESA/Hubble).

About the Image

Id:heic0615a
Type:Observation
Release date:17 October 2006, 15:00
Related releases:heic0615
Size:3915 x 3885 px

About the Object

Name:Antennae Galaxies, NGC4038, NGC4039
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:75 million light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
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B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
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550 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
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814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
H-alpha + Nii
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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