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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Om bildet

ID:eso0824b
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:26. august 2008
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0824
Størrelse:196 x 199 px

Om objektet

Navn:Galaxies
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Kategori:Galaxies

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OptiskHubble Space Telescope
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