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Merging Galaxies UGC06471 and UGC06472

Merging Galaxies UGC06471 and UGC06472

Depicts: UGC06471, UGC06472
Copyright: Rogier Windhorst (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ), the Hubble mid-UV team and NASA

The picture at right shows a cosmic collision between two galaxies, UGC 06471 and UGC 06472. These collisions occurred frequently in the early universe, producing galaxies of unusual shapes. The Hubble telescope has spied many such galaxies in the deep field surveys.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-Jun-2024 03:50 UT

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