(ORDO NEWS) — An impressive satellite image captures the merger of two galaxies from the VV689 system.
The merging galaxies are nicknamed “angel wings” because of their unusual appearance, according to the Hubble Space Telescope website. Evaluate for yourself:
Galactic interaction has made the VV689 system almost completely symmetrical – the galaxies appear aligned with each other and resemble folded wings.
The interaction of galaxies was observed by the Hubble telescope. It was launched into space on April 24, 1990, and has worked in orbit for twice the originally planned 15 years.
It was supposed to be replaced by a new generation telescope back in 2007, but its development was delayed. And only on December 25, 2021, the new James Webb was finally launched into space.
Nevertheless, Hubble is not yet retired. NASA has extended the telescope’s contract until 2026.
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