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06.26.19

The Whirlpool Galaxy in Visible Light

This image shows the Whirlpool galaxy, also known as Messier 51 and NGC 5194/5195, which is actually a pair of galaxi... view image

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06.26.19

The Whirlpool Galaxy in Infrared Light

This image shows the Whirlpool galaxy, also known as Messier 51 and NGC 5194/5195, which is actually a pair of galaxi... view image

ssc2019-11b

06.26.19

The Whirlpool Galaxy in Visible and Infrared Light

This image shows the Whirlpool galaxy, also known as Messier 51 and NGC 5194/5195, which is actually a pair of galaxi... view image

ssc2019-11d

06.26.19

The Infrared Whirlpool Galaxy

This image shows the Whirlpool galaxy, also known as Messier 51 and NGC 5194/5195, which is actually a pair of galaxi... view image

ssc2019-03b

02.27.19

Galaxy Merger VII Zw 96

This image shows the merger of two galaxies, known as NGC 6786 (right) and UGC 11415 (left), also collectively called... view image

ssc2019-03c

02.27.19

Galaxy Merger Arp 302

This image shows two merging galaxies known as Arp 302, also called VV 340. In these images, different colors corresp... view image

ssc2019-03a

02.27.19

Galaxy Merger Arp86

This image shows the merger of two galaxies, known as NGC 7752 (larger) and NGC 7753 (smaller), also collectively cal... view image

ssc2018-05a

01.31.18

Arp 142: The Penguin and the Egg

This image of distant interacting galaxies, known collectively as Arp 142, bears an uncanny resemblance to a penguin ... view image

ssc2015-03b

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

ssc2015-03a

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

ssc2009-14a

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

ssc2009-06a

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

ssc2008-12b

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

ssc2008-12a

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

ssc2007-13b

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

ssc2007-13a

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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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

ssc2006-11a

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

ssc2006-11b

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

ssc2006-08a

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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01.11.06

Cartwheel Galaxy Makes Waves

This multi-wavelength composite image shows the Cartwheel galaxy as seen by the Galaxy Evolution Explorer's Far Ultr... view image

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11.22.05

Dwarf Galaxies Forming in Tidal Tails

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows little "dwarf galaxies" forming in the "tails" of two l... view image

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10.27.05

A SWIRE Picture is Worth Billions of Years

These spectacular infrared images, taken by the Spitzer Wide-area Infrared Extragalactic (SWIRE) Legacy project, enca... view image

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06.09.05

Interacting Galaxy Pair Arp 107

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope's sensitive infrared detectors map out faint regions of new star formation in this pai... view image

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06.09.05

Interacting Galaxy Pair Arp 65

High resolution images from NASA's Spitzer infrared telescope and GALEX ultraviolet telescope show the difference in ... view image

ssc2004-19a

11.05.04

First Peek at Spitzer's Legacy: Mysterious Whirlpool Galaxy

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured these infrared images of the "Whirlpool Galaxy," revealing strange struct... view image

ssc2004-14a

09.07.04

Fire Within the Antennae Galaxies

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals hidden populations of newborn stars at the heart of t... view image

ssc2004-09b

06.01.04

A Parallelogram-Shaped Meal

This image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows in unprecedented detail the galaxy Centaurus A's last big me... view image

ssc2004-09a

06.01.04

A Parallelogram-Shaped Meal

This image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows in unprecedented detail the galaxy Centaurus A's last big me... view image

   

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