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Panning Across Merging Galaxies And A String Of Star Formation In SDSS J1531+3414

July 11, 2014

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This video pans across a new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of two galaxies from the cluster SDSS J1531+3414. The two galaxies have been found to be merging into one and a “chain” of young stellar superclusters are seen winding around the galaxies’ nuclei. The galaxies are surrounded by an egg-shaped blue ring caused by the immense gravity of the cluster bending light from other galaxies beyond it.

Credit: NASA, ESA / Hubble and Grant Tremblay (European Southern Observatory)



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