Amazing Galaxy of the Week

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Following on from last week’s post I have another outstanding image of two beautiful galaxies right next to each other. The one on the left in this picture is a merger with plenty of star-formation, shown by the bright blue clumps. Classify some amazing galaxies like these today at www.galaxyzoo.org

One thought on “Amazing Galaxy of the Week

  1. It is, indeed, an amazing image!

    However, I think that the ‘left’ thing is not a merger, but an overlap … the big spiral and the big elliptical are surely engaged in an intricate gravitational dance; however, the strange ‘extension’ of the spiral, towards the elliptical, is (I think) a background spiral, whose (pink) nucleus is just beyond the ‘edge’ of the big spiral.

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