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Galactic Collision — Antennae Galaxies, NGC 4038-9, Hubble Space Telescope

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Resolution: 1930x1317

Astrometry.net job: 2615603

Data source: Professional, scientific grade data

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A Galactic Collision — the Antennae Galaxies, NGC 4038-9, Hubble S[ace Telescope

Data acquisition: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA
Data processing: Rudy Pohl

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These two spiral galaxies - the Antennae Galaxies - also known as NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, are colliding together. They started interacting a few hundred million years ago, making the Antennae Galaxies one of the nearest and youngest examples of a pair of colliding galaxies. During the course of the collision, billions of stars will be formed. The brightest and most compact of these star birth regions are called super star clusters.

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