When galaxies collide, they appear twisted and strange.
This week, astronomers working on NASA and the European Space Agency’s legendary Hubble Space Telescope released six vivid merging photos of the Milky Way. You can see them below.
The Hubble Project wrote in a statement: “It is during the rare merger event that the appearance and star content of galaxies have changed dramatically.” “These systems are excellent laboratories that can track clusters under extreme physical conditions. form.”
The six collisions shown here are part of Hubble’s image detection (or HiPEEC) survey of extreme environments and star clusters, with the goal of better understanding of star production in these wild universes.
Very dense clusters of stars formed in these merged galaxies, they were very bright, leaving evidence of long-lasting cosmic collisions.
Hubble astronomers wrote: “Even after the collision, when the resulting Milky Way begins to gradually enter a static state, these huge star clusters will glow throughout the host galaxy. This is a lasting witness of past merger events. ”