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Three images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show pairs of galaxies on the cusp of cosmic consolidations. Though the galaxies appear separate now, gravity is pulling them together, and soon they will combine to form new, merged galaxies.

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14 Years and 11 Months in Space... One More Month to Go Before #Spitzer15

07.31.18 Posted by Marja Seidel

In less than one month, NASA’s Spitzer Space telescope will be exactly half my age and given how much time went into its planning, preparation and construction, we could probably be twins. But while I've spent all of my 30 years on Earth, Spitzer has spent 15 of those orbiting our Sun in space, looking out into the depths of the Universe.

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