NASA Unveils Mesmerizing Photo Of ‘Titanic Battle’ Between Galaxies
By Thanussha Priyah, 22 Nov 2019
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NASA’s ‘Astronomy Picture of the Day’ for 20 November 2019 was a photo of battling galaxies in the universe. The image was captured by the Hubble telescope, which depicted the upper galaxy known as UGC 1810 involved in a “titanic battle” with several star systems, and then composited.
The space agency reported that the showdown was involved with a star system called Arp 273, which resides 300 million light-years away in the Andromeda constellation. The collision revealed a blue outer ring likely resulted by the “wild and violent gravitational interactions.”
The blue hue of the outer ring at the top appeared due to colossal stars “formed only in the past few million years.” The blue represents the heat alike the blue flames on stovetops.
The inner ring in the upper gala is shown holding an older spiral galaxy, and displays redder streaks “threaded with cool filamentary dust.”
The stars peppered around in the photo were completely unrelated to the collision, but added sparkle to the captivating shot.
As mesmerizing as the visual might look, NASA explained that the UGC 1810 will likely “devour its galactic sidekicks” in the next billion years and “settle into a classic spiral form.”
#DidYouKnow?— Tom Fulop-Lover of all things SPACE 🇦🇺 (@TomFulop) November 20, 2019
There seems to be a titanic battle going on. The upper galaxy is labelled UGC 1810 by itself, but together with its collisional partners is known as Arp 273🤯🤓🤩😊👇
Cr: NASA, ESA, Hubble; Processing & Copyright: Rudy Pohlhttps://t.co/mGnrp7FhtK pic.twitter.com/FF19hRBgk2
[via New York Post, images via Shutterstock.com ]
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