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|Posté le: Jeu 21 Déc - 08:51 (2017) Sujet du message: Dawn of a galactic collision
A riot of colour and light dances through this peculiarly shaped galaxy, NGC 5256. Its smoke-like plumes are flung out in all directions and the bright core illuminates the chaotic regions of gas and dust swirling through the galaxy’s centre.
Its odd structure is due to the fact that this is not one galaxy, but two — in the process of a galactic collision.
Also known as Markarian 266, is about 350 million light-years away from Earth, in the constellation of Ursa Major.
It is composed of two disc galaxies whose nuclei are currently just 13 000 light-years apart.
Their constituent gas, dust, and stars are swirling together in a vigorous cosmic blender, igniting newborn stars in bright star formation regions across the galaxy.
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