Saturday, January 17, 2009
Space Telescope picture indicates unprecedented detail of Antennae galaxies; an intense star-forming region created when 2 galaxies began to collide 200 million to Three Hundred million years ago. The bright, blue---white areas show newly formed stars surrounded by clouds of hydrogen, which are colored pink. A similar collision is expected between our galaxy, the Milky Way,& also the Andromedaa galaxy in many billion yrs.
Photograph courtesy NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration