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