Hubblecast 67: Of galaxies and penguins — Arp 142

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This episode of the Hubblecast explores the violent world of galactic mergers, as shown by the cosmic duo Arp 142 in a stunning new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Galaxies spend most of their life drifting through the cosmic expanse in isolation. But, every so often, two unfortunate galaxies stray a little too close to one another — as is the case with Arp 142. Showcased in a stunning new image from Hubble, these two galaxies uncannily resemble a penguin guarding its egg. The galaxies are in middle of a violent merger, with clouds of gas and dust colliding at breakneck speeds and triggering bursts of star formation.

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Directed by: Nicola Guttridge
Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser
Written by: Nicola Guttridge
Narration: Joe Liske (Dr J)
Images: ESA/Hubble, NASA,and G. Bacon, L. Frattare, Z. Levay, and F. Summers (Viz 3D Team, STScI)
Music: Toomas Erm
Web and technical support: Mathias Andre and Raquel Yumi Shida
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen

About the Video

Release date:20 June 2013, 18:00
Related releases:heic1311
Related announcements:ann1306
Duration:05m 24s

About the Object

Name:Arp 142
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
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