An interesting astronomical phenomenon taking place in the universe has been recorded by the Hubble telescope.
On February 17, the United States Aerospace Agency (NASA) announced images from the Hubble telescope, recording Merger scene of three galaxies in the Boötes constellation. This process will eventually create a larger galaxy.
Image of three merging galaxies taken by the Hubble telescope
Image of three merging galaxies taken by the Hubble telescope. (Photo: NASA).
“Triple collision – named by astronomers SDSSCGB 10189 – is a relatively rare combination of three massive star-forming galaxies, located just 50,000 light years apart.NASA scientists said.
This number seems quite far away, but for galaxies it is a close distance. Our neighboring galaxies are much further away. Andromeda, the closest large galaxy to the Milky Way, is more than 2.5 million light years from Earth.
Galactic collision occurs when 2 or more galaxies approach each other. This is not a rare phenomenon in the universe. The results of these giant collisions may vary. They can merge to form a new, larger galaxy, as in the case just captured by the Hubble telescope, or one galaxy destroys another.
Stars in each galaxy are unlikely to collide due to the great distance between them. The center of most galaxies contains a supermassive black hole, and the merger of these giant monsters can create gravitational waves and knock stars off course.
Normally, if a large galaxy collides with a smaller galaxy, the larger galaxy will steal the stars and matter from the smaller galaxy and retain most of its shape. In other cases, the enormous gravitational force involved in the collision could stretch one or both galaxies into strange shapes.
The galaxy containing our Earth, the Milky Way, will collide with the Andromeda Galaxy in about 4 billion years. This collision could also involve the neighboring Triangulum galaxy.
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An interesting new astronomical phenomenon is occurring in the universe, captured by the Hubble telescope. On February 17, the American Space Agency (NASA) announced images of…