Behold, the active monster Centaurus A. The galaxy itself is a mess; it has suffered multiple collisions with other galaxies, creating chaos on a cosmic scale, 13 million light-years away. Credit & Copyright: Amateur astronomer Rolf Olsen Telescope: 25 cm (10 inch) mirror / 120 hour exposure

Centaurus A. galaxy has had multiple collisions with other galaxies, creating chaos on a cosmic scale 13 million light years away. astronomer Rolf Olsen using mirror / 120 hour exposure telescope.

The galaxy IC 335 is part of a galaxy group containing three other galaxies, and located in the Fornax Galaxy Cluster 60 million light-years away. As seen in this image, the disk of IC 335 appears edge-on from the vantage point of Earth. This makes it harder for astronomers to classify it, as most of the characteristics of a galaxy’s morphology — the arms of a spiral or the bar across the center — are only visible on its face. Still, the 45 000 light-year-long galaxy .

Hubble Sees the Beautiful Side of Galaxy IC 335

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the galaxy IC 335 in front of a backdrop of distant galaxies. IC 335 is part of a galaxy group containing three other galaxies, and located in the Fornax Galaxy Cluster 60 million light-years away.

You’re Tearing Me Apart, Galaxy! Galaxy NGC 772 shows signs of being pulled apart after interacting gravitationally with another galaxy. The other galaxy has pulled apart the spiral arms of NGC 772, while the external spiral arms vanish in the intergalactic medium. Image released January 2013.

Galaxy NGC 772 shows signs of being pulled apart after interacting gravitationally with another galaxy. The other galaxy has pulled apart the spiral arms of NGC while the external spiral arms vanish in the intergalactic medium.what he said Sal x

'Frankenstein' Galaxy Surprises Astronomers: About 250 million light-years away, there's a neighborhood of our universe that astronomers had considered quiet and unremarkable. But now, scientists have uncovered an enormous, bizarre galaxy possibly formed from the parts of other galaxies. Previously thought to be old, small and typical, scientists have discovered that the galaxy is 10 times bigger than they thought. Unlike most galaxies, its insides are younger than its outsides. By…

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The Antennae Galaxies are undergoing a galactic collision. Located in the NGC 4038 group with 5 other galaxies, they are named for the two long tails of stars, gas and dust ejected from them as a result of the collision resemble an insect's antennae. The nuclei of the two galaxies are joining to become one giant. Most galaxies probably undergo at least one significant collision in their lifetimes.This is likely the future of our Milky Way when it collides with the Andromeda Galaxy

The merging Antennae galaxies - As the two galaxies smash together, billions of stars are born, mostly in groups and clusters of stars. From Hubble Telescope

In case you thought astrophysics wasn't awesomely interesting.  I love looking at the other galaxies.

Amazing Universe

In case you thought astrophysics wasn't awesomely interesting. I love looking at the other galaxies. :) I've never met another astrophysicist before :)

Has the Milky Way devoured other galaxies?

Has the Milky Way devoured other galaxies?

The center of the Milky Way is a crowded neighborhood and not always a calm one, as seen in this image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Image credit: NASA/CXC/UMass Amherst/Q.Wang et al.

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A Starburst Galaxy - Centaurus A Centaurus A (NGC is a prominent starburst galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus. A starburst galaxy is a galaxy this is undergoing a high rate of star formation, as compared to the long-term average rate of.

Has the Milky Way devoured other galaxies?

Has the Milky Way devoured other galaxies?

These days the core of the Milky Way galaxy is a pretty tame place…cosmically speaking. The galactic black hole at the center is a sleeping giant. Existing stars are peacefully circling. Although conditions are favorable, there doesn’t even seem to.

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The small, northern constellation Triangulum harbors this magnificent face-on spiral galaxy, M33 aka the Pinwheel Galaxy or the Triangulum Galaxy. M33 is over 50,000 light-years in diameter, third largest in the Local Group of galaxies after the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), and our own Milky Way. About 3 million light-years from the Milky Way, M33 is itself thought to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy. (Credit & Copyright: Peter Nagy)

The small, northern constellation Triangulum harbors this magnificent face-on spiral galaxy, M33 aka the Pinwheel Galaxy or the Triangulum Galaxy. M33 is over 50,000 light-years in diameter, third largest in the Local Group of galaxies after the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), and our own Milky Way. About 3 million light-years from the Milky Way, M33 is itself thought to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy. (Credit & Copyright: Peter Nagy)

Researchers are struggling to understand WHAT is ‘pulling’ our galaxy, the Milky Way, and other galaxies towards IT at an incredible speed of 22 million kilometers per hour. Just as the movement of tectonic plates shows the properties of the interior of the Earth, the motions of galaxies provides information about the main constituents of…

Map of galaxies within the nearby universe. Laniakea is the part circled. The arrowed point marked by the Russian "Вы здесь" ("you are here") is the Milky Way.

The new work follows the identification by Dr Tully of the full extent of Earth’s home supercluster of 100 thousand galaxies and named it Laniakea - Hawaiian for 'immeasurable heaven'

You are here: Incredible map reveals our place in the universe

The gigantic supercluster, which stretches 500 million light years across and has the mass of a hundred quadrillion Suns, has been named Laniakea - Hawaiian for 'immeasurable heaven'.

The star cluster Cygnus OB2 contains more than 60 O-type stars and about a thousand B-type stars. Deep observations with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have been used to detect the X-ray emission from the hot outer atmospheres, or coronas, of young stars.

A Nearby Stellar Cradle

A Nearby Stellar Cradle The Milky Way and other galaxies in the universe harbor many young star clusters and associations that each contain hundreds to thousands of hot, massive, young stars known as O and B stars

The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946) is a spiral galaxy in which nine supernovae have been observed, more than in any other galaxy.

The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC is 10 million light-years away in the Cepheus constellation. The "glowing" red emission reveals regions in the galaxy that are actively forming new stars.

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