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See pic: Hubble views two galaxies merging

The US space agency NASA recently released a stunning picture of an irregular shaped galaxy some 230 million light years away in the constellation of Hercules.


See pic: Hubble views two galaxies merging
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

New Delhi: The US space agency NASA recently released a stunning picture of an irregular shaped galaxy some 230 million light years away in the constellation of Hercules.

The image was captured by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on board.

Hubble has captured the formation of new galaxy by merging two separate galaxies into a single structure.

With merging of two galaxies still continues, individual stars are thrown out of their original orbits and placed onto entirely new paths to some very distant from the region of the collision itself.

Galaxy appears to have a highly chaotic shape since the stars produce the light.

This new galaxy will settle down into a stable shape and may not resemble either of the two original galaxies.

From Zee News

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