A Galactic Spectacle
I am a huge fan of Allah, and His creation in the space. Hence I drool over , simply drool over such phenomenon and their images all the time. Only if I had a telescope, I would have shared pictures with my copyrights however, that’s for today: Images uploaded by ScienceAlert on facebook.
This composite image given above of the Antennae galaxies contains X-rays from Chandra (blue), optical data from Hubble (gold and brown), and infrared data from Spitzer (red). The X-ray image shows huge clouds of hot, interstellar gas that have been injected with rich deposits of elements from supernova explosions. This enriched gas, which includes elements such as oxygen, iron, magnesium and silicon, will be incorporated into new generations of stars and planets. The bright, point-like sources in the image are produced by material falling onto black holes and neutron stars that are remnants of the massive stars.
Check out a few images from a beautiful gallery put together by Wired magazine of galaxies colliding. Galactic collisions are among the most ferocious and stunning events in our universe.
These cosmic pile-ups occur whenever galaxies become gravitationally attracted to one another. Multiple galaxies may spiral around each other for billions of years, creating odd distortions and beautiful trails of stars as they pass. Eventually, the objects crash together in a forceful embrace. Since the first galaxies coalesced several hundred million years after the Big Bang, their collisions have been influential in shaping the history of our universe.
The images were mostly taken by NASA and ESO telescopes, the gallery was collected by Wired magazine