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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning image of the “space triangle” where two galaxies collide and trigger a star-born tsunami.
Called Orb 143, this dual galaxy is made up of NGC 2445 and the less bright galaxy NGC 24444.
NGC 2445 deformed, appearing in a triangular shape, with a wave of bright lights forming stars at a rapid rate from collision-shaken objects.
US-based astronomers from the Flatiron Institute in New York and the Center for Computational Astronomy at the University of Washington in Seattle studied images taken by a 32-year-old observer in low Earth orbit.
They explained that the galaxies pass over each other, igniting a uniquely shaped firestorm as thousands of stars come to life. The galaxy is star-studded because it is filled with gas, the fuel that produces stars, but it has not yet escaped the gravitational pull of NGC 2444.
Dance galaxies were discovered in 1966 by a team compiled by astronomer Halton Orp, which includes 338 interactive eccentric galaxies.
These strange galaxies were believed to be the best laboratories for the study of the physiological processes of decay of normal-looking elliptical and spiral galaxies. One of the Orp stars that explode with new stars is Orp 143, which was captured in these new images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
NGC 2444 may have an invisible, hot gas halo that allows NGC 2445 gas to be drawn from its core.
According to the group, stars 1 to 2 million years old form near the center of NGC 2445.
Although most cases occur in NGC 2445, this does not mean that the other half of the interactive pair survived unscathed.
Source: Daily Mail
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