Observation • August 5th, 2010 • sig10-017
A new image of two tangled galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light-years from Earth, are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold and brown), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red). The Antennae galaxies take their name from the long antenna-like arms seen in wide-angle views of the system. These features were produced in the collision.
About the Object
|Optical||435 nm||HST WFC|
|Optical||550 nm||HST WFC|
|Optical||814 nm||HST WFC|
|X-ray||1.5 keV||Chandra ACIS|
|Infrared||8.0 µm||Spitzer IRAC|