(ORDO NEWS) — This time, with its help, it was possible to photograph the “conflict” of two galaxies in the constellation Eridanus.
The celestial bodies, as if frozen in the process of struggle, are collectively known as Arp-Madore 417-391.
According to scientists, they are at a distance of about 670 million light-years from Earth. You can watch them only from the southern hemisphere of our planet.
The image captures the gravitational tug of war between two galaxies, resulting in a strange ring shape. It is amazing how close to each other the two nuclei managed to settle down.
Representatives of NASA have already stated that such ring structures are extremely rare during the merger of galaxies. They are formed only if the collision occurred “head-on”.
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