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.

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ESO

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Auðkenni:eso0824b
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:26. ágúst 2008
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0824
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Nafn:Galaxies
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Flokkur:Galaxies

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SýnilegtHubble Space Telescope
ACS

 

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