Skywatch

  • May 7, 2009

    Episode 217: Hubble's 19th Birthday

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    Hubble is celebrating its 19th anniversary by releasing new, beautiful images. One image shows a complex interaction of four galaxies in a group called Arp 194. This group's numerous star clusters formed recently as a result of the galaxies' gravitational interaction. A second image of two clusters of colliding galaxies, called 1E 0657-556, was also released for the birthday. The galaxies passed through one another, leaving large amounts of gas behind, in the center of the collision.