How do galaxies grow?

The inset in this image obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope shows that the brightest galaxy in group 3 has also a double nucleus. Thus, these galaxies are currently in the process of merging. This discovery provides unique and powerful validation of hierarchical formation as manifested in both galaxy and cluster assembly.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0824b
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:26 augustus 2008
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0824
Grootte:196 x 199 px

Over het object

Naam:Galaxies
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Categorie:Galaxies

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BandTelescoop
OptischHubble Space Telescope
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