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09.10.15

What Feeds the Beast in a Galaxy Cluster?

A massive cluster of galaxies, called SpARCS1049+56, can be seen in this multi-wavelength view from NASA's Hubble and... view image

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09.10.15

What Feeds the Beast in a Galaxy Cluster? (annotated)

A massive cluster of galaxies, called SpARCS1049+56, can be seen in this multi-wavelength view from NASA's Hubble and... view image

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12.05.14

A Flood of Gas (Annotated)

A new feature in the evolution of galaxies has been captured in this image of galactic interactions. view image

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05.25.11

Galactic Train Wrecks

This montage shows three examples of colliding galaxies from a new photo atlas of galactic "train wrecks." view image

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11.18.10

A Powerful Shrouded Starburst

The collision of two spiral galaxies, has triggered this luminous starburst, the brightest ever seen taking place awa... view image

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07.23.09

Coiled Creature of the Night

The galaxy NGC 1097 is located 50 million light-years away. It is spiral-shaped with long, spindly arms of stars. The... view image

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03.16.09

Galaxies Collide to Create Hot, Huge Galaxy

This image of a pair of colliding galaxies called NGC 6240 shows them in a rare, short-lived phase of their evolution... view image

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07.10.08

Bursting with Stars: Starburst Galaxy Zw II 96

This image of starburst galaxy Zw II 96 shows what the "Baby Boom" galaxy may look like at closer range. view image

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07.10.08

Super-Starburst Galaxy

The green and red splotch in this image is the most active star-making galaxy in the very distant universe. Nicknamed... view image

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12.10.07

A Classic Beauty

M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, is shown in X-Ray, Ultraviolet, Visible and Infrared light from Chandra, GALEX, Hubble and... view image

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10.22.07

To Catch a Galactic Thief: Galaxy 3C 326

New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveal a distant, massive galaxy (3C 326) in the act of ripping ... view image

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10.22.07

Cosmic Caper Unfolds in Infrared: Spectrum of Stolen Hot Gas in 3C 326

This plot of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals vast reservoirs of hot gas in a galaxy about a billion ... view image

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08.06.07

Galactic Pileup (no planet)

This artist's concept illustrates one of the largest smash-ups of galaxies ever observed. NASA's Spitzer Space Telesc... view image

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08.06.07

Whopper Galaxy Collision

One of the biggest galaxy collisions ever observed is taking place at the center of this image. The four white blobs ... view image

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08.06.07

Galactic Pileup

This artist's concept shows what the night sky might look like from a hypothetical planet around a star tossed out of... view image

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08.06.07

Fearsome Foursome: A Huge Galactic Merger

One of the biggest galaxy collisions ever observed is taking place at the center of this image. The four yellow blobs... view image

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01.10.07

Older Galaxy Pair Has Surprisingly Youthful Glow

Arp 82, a pair of interacting galaxies, bask in the glow of newly forming stars, something the two pre-collision gala... view image

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04.26.06

Eye in the Sky

These shape-shifting galaxies have taken on the form of a giant mask. The icy blue eyes are actually the cores of two... view image

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04.26.06

Ready for the Cosmic Ball

Something appears to be peering through a shiny red mask, in this new infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telesc... view image

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03.02.06

A Shocking Surprise in Stephan's Quintet

This false-color composite image of the Stephan's Quintet galaxy cluster clearly shows one of the largest shock waves... view image

   

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