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Colliding Galaxies NGC 4038 and NGC 4039

Colliding Galaxies NGC 4038 and NGC 4039


Depicts: NGC 4038, IRAS 11593-1835, NGC 4039
Copyright: Brad Whitmore (STScI), and NASA

This Hubble Space Telescope image provides a detailed look at a brilliant "fireworks show" at the center of a collision between two galaxies. Hubble has uncovered over 1,000 bright, young star clusters bursting to life as a result of the head-on wreck.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
3-Dec-2021 19:51 UT

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