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Monday, May 15, 2017

Galaxy Duo

    The NASA/ESA Hubble image shows Galaxy Due IRAS-06076-2139 found in the constellation of Lepus (The Hare). The image captured in Hubble Wide-Field Camera-3 which is found 500 million light years away from Earth. The image shows two separate galaxies rushing fast to each other at a speed of 2 million kilometers. The speed is too fast for these galaxies to merge and form a Single Galaxy. But the small separation of about 20,000 light years will distort each other by force of gravity to change their structures.

     Our Milk-way galaxy will merge with Andromeda Galaxy in around 4.5 billion years. The distant between each star in the universe are too far. So the collision rate is very less to occur. [ One of Supernova Explosion is predicted by astronomers in 2022]


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