Galaxy mergers and formation

According to the new hierarchical model of galaxy formation, small galactic building blocks formed first, only to coalesce into ever larger galaxies over the lifetime of the Universe.

This image will be on display in the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre in Garching, Munich.

Credit:

ESO/L. Calçada

About the Image

Id:1016-galaxy_formation_merger
Type:Artwork
Release date:23 January 2017, 15:04
Size:3000 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:Galaxies
Type:Unspecified : Galaxy
Category:Galaxies
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