Galaxy Arp 273: This is what some people call the Rose Galaxy. It's the aftermath of a galaxy collision; the black hole is slowly reforming the galaxy, twisting it into the shape of a rose.  To learn more about galaxies, check out #Astronomy Is Awesome - http://astronomyisawesome.com/galaxies/whats-the-closest-galaxy-to-us/

Galaxy Aarp 273 - Arp 273 is a group of interacting galaxies, lying 300 million light years away in the constellation Andromeda. It was first described in the Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, compiled by Halton Arp in

Galaxies don't normally look like this. NGC 6745 actually shows the results of two galaxies that have been colliding for only hundreds of millions of years. Just off the above digitally sharpened photograph to the lower right is the smaller galaxy, moving away. The larger galaxy, pictured above, used to be a spiral galaxy but now is damaged and appears peculiar. Gravity has distorted the shapes of the galaxies.

NGC two galaxies that have been colliding for hundreds of millions of years. Just off to the lower right is the smaller galaxy, moving away. The larger galaxy used to be a spiral galaxy, now damaged. Gravity has distorted the shapes of the galaxies.

When galaxies collide.  Because it would be boring as hell in real-time.

When galaxies collide.

VV 340, also known as Arp 302, provides a textbook example of colliding galaxies seen in the early stages of their interaction

A Cosmic Exclamation Point

VV also known as Arp provides a textbook example of colliding galaxies seen in the early stages of their interaction. The edge-on galaxy near the top of the image is VV 340 North and the face-on galaxy at the bottom of the image is VV 340 South.

No Gentle Galaxy Collision - From Hubblecast, a vivid new image of colliding galaxies known as Arp 142. When two galaxies stray too close to each other they begin to interact, causing spectacular changes in both objects. In some cases the two can merge — but in others, they are ripped apart.

From Hubblecast, a vivid new image of colliding galaxies known as Arp When two galaxies stray too close to each other they begin to interact, causing sp.

Galaxy Collision It is predicted that one day the Milky Way and the Andromeda will join together in this cosmic dance

Galaxy Collision It is predicted that one day the Milky Way and the Andromeda will join together in this cosmic dance

andromeda galaxy milky way galaxy collision

andromeda galaxy milky way galaxy collision

What happens when two galaxies collide? Although it may take over a billion years, such titanic clashes are quite common. Since galaxies are mostly empty space, no internal stars are likely to themselves collide. Rather the gravitation of each galaxy will distort or destroy the other galaxy, and the galaxies may eventually merge to form a single larger galaxy.

A computer simulation of two large spiral galaxies colliding, interspersed with real still images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Galaxy Collision: This composite image of data from three different telescopes (x-ray, infrared, and optical) shows an ongoing collision between two galaxies, NGC 6872 and IC 4970 (the small galaxy to the left).

Galaxy Collision: This composite image of data from three different telescopes (x-ray, infrared, and optical) shows an ongoing collision between two galaxies, NGC 6872 and IC 4970 (the small galaxy to the left).

Ring Galaxy AM 0644-741 from Hubble

Ring Galaxy AM 0644-741 from Hubble (Astronomy Picture of the Day RSS Feed)

Ring Galaxy AM from Hubble Credit : Hubble Heritage Team (AURA / STScI), J. Higdon (Cornell) ESA, NASA Explanation: How could a galaxy become shaped like a ring? The rim of the blue galaxy.

collision of two galaxies, the Whirlpool!!!

A thousand days in the life of the infrared universe (photos)

The Whirlpool Galaxy, the red spiral, and its companion galaxy, NG 5195 are 23 million light-years from Earth. The warm dust in red is a sign of active star formation probably triggered by a collision between the two galaxies.

The collision of Andromeda seen from earth (Artículo en español)

The Collision Of Andromeda As Seen From Earth, supposing it happens before our sun runs out of hydrogen, expands out to Mars before becoming a white dwarf, in about billion years

New Hubble Images Galaxy |  the Hubble Space Telescope continues to send fantastic images ...

Hubble Snaps Fantastic Galaxy Collision

Hubble Photographs Cosmic Fountain Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) This interacting group contains several galaxies (called Arp along with a "cosmic fountain" of stars, gas and dust that stretches over light-years.

When Galaxies Collide via wired

When Galaxies Collide: Beautiful Images of Cosmic Impacts

The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light-years from Earth. This composite image includes images from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold and brown), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red).

A striking example of a galaxy collision in NGC 6745. A large spiral galaxy, with its nucleus still intact, peers at the smaller passing galaxy. These galaxies did not merely interact gravitationally as they passed one another, they actually collided. - Credit: Roger Lynds (KPNO/NOAO), NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA).

Galaxy Collision in NGC A large spiral galaxy, with its nucleus still intact, peers at the smaller passing galaxy

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