Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: 3.85-3.9 Billion Years

Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: 3.85-3.9 Billion Years

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News release ID: STScI-2012-20
Release Date: May 31, 2012
Image Use: Copyright
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During the first close approach, the sky is ablaze with new star formation, which is evident in a plethora of emission nebulae and open young star clusters.


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Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Interacting Galaxies, Spiral Galaxies

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Science Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA, Z. Levay and R. van der Marel (STScI), T. Hallas, and A. Mellinger