NASA Hubble telescope takes photo of two clashing galaxies that create a creepy face just in time for Halloween
- Image has been released by the Hubble telescope that looks like a creepy face
- Image is of two galaxies that collide and the formation that they have created is very rare
- The ring of intense star formation formed the nose and face, while the brilliant eyes are the two galaxies
The Hubble telescope has seen a creepy face in the depths of space.
NASA has released an image showing two galaxies that collide with each other for 704 million light years.
The ring of intense star formation formed the nose and face properties, while the brilliant eyes are the two galaxies.
This ring will last for 100 million years and the galaxies will fully transition in about one to two billion years.
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The European Space Agency (ESA) has released an image showing two galaxies that collide with each other for 704 million light years. The ring of intense star formation formed the nose and face properties, while the brilliant eyes are the two galaxies
WHAT IS THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE?
The Hubble telescope was launched on April 24, 1990, via the Discovery space shuttle from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
It is named after the famous astronomer Edwin Hubble who was born in 1889 in Missouri.
He is perhaps most famous for discovering the universe expanding and the speed at which this happens – now the Hubble constant came up.
The Hubble telescope is named after the famous astronomer Edwin Hubble who was born in Missouri in 1889 (photo)
Hubble has made more than 1.3 million observations since the mission began in 1990 and helped to publish more than 15,000 scientific articles.
It revolves around the earth at a speed of approximately 17,000 mph (27,300 km / h) in a low orbit around the earth at approximately 340 miles in height.
Hubble has the target accuracy of .007 arc seconds, which resembles a laser beam aimed at Franklin D. Roosevelt's head at an inch about 200 miles (320 km).
The Hubble telescope is named after Edwin Hubble who was responsible for coming up with the Hubble constant and is one of the greatest astronomers of all time
Hubble's primary mirror is 2.4 meters (7 feet, 10.5 inches) wide and a total of 13.3 meters (43.5 feet) long – the length of a large school bus.
Hubble & # 39; s launch and deployment in April 1990 was the most important advance in astronomy since Galileo's & # 39; s telescope.
Thanks to five service missions and more than 25 years of operation, our view of the universe and our place in it has never been the same.
The ring system event is very rare and only a few hundred have happened in our cosmic neighborhood.
For this to happen, the galaxies must collide in exactly the right way to form a ring.
However, galaxy collisions are common, but most are not like the ones who do this & # 39; creepy face & # 39; has created.
The crash pulled out the disks of the galaxies of gas, dust, and stars and formed the ring of intense star formation that the & # 39; nose & # 39; and & # 39; face & # 39; features of the system.
& # 39; The side-by-side juxtaposition of the two central bulges of stars from the galaxies that we see here is also unusual & # 39 ;, the ESA shared in a statement.
& # 39; Because the bulges that the & # 39; eyes & # 39; shapes appear to be the same size, we can be sure that the two galaxies involved in the crash were the same size. & # 39;
& # 39; This is different from the more common collisions in which small galaxies are swallowed up by their larger neighbors. & # 39;
The galaxy is in the Arp-Madore & # 39; Catalog of Southern Peculiar Galaxies and Associations & # 39; labeled as Arp-Madore 2026-424 (AM 2026-424).
Astronomer Halton Arp published his compendium of 338 unusual-looking interacting galaxies in 1966 and later together with astronomer Barry Madore to expand the search for galactic encounters in the southern sky – several thousand galaxies are mentioned in this study.
Hubble (photo) observed this unique system as part of a & # 39; snapshot & # 39; program that uses incidental gaps in the telescope's observation schedule to compress additional photos & # 39; s
Hubble observed this unique system as part of a & # 39; snapshot & # 39; program that uses incidental gaps in the telescope observation schedule to compress additional photos.
Experts plan to use the Hubble program to gain a better understanding of how galaxies interact with each other, with the aim of making a giant monster.
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