Tuesday, February 14, 2012

galaxy rose

for your viewing pleasure, a pair of galaxies that look, to my eyes anyway, like a lovely rose. Arp 273:

these two spiral galaxies are in a gravitational dance that warps their disks and bends their spiral arms. the bright blue colours show hot, young stars that have recently formed as a result of these galaxies interacting. within a few million years, these galaxies will merge together to become one system.

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