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Quasar IRAS04505-2958

Quasar IRAS04505-2958

Depicts: IRAS04505-2958
Copyright: John Bahcall (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) Mike Disney (University of Wales) and NASA

The photo reveals evidence of a catastrophic collision between two galaxies traveling at about 1 million mph.

The debris from this collision may be fueling quasar IRAS04505-2958, which is 3 billion light-years from Earth.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-Feb-2024 08:19 UT

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