Posted by: Nar Williams | April 28, 2008

When Galaxies Collide!

Hubble Photo of Galaxy Collision

Yowsers. Head on collisions don’t come much bigger than this — This is a picture of Arp 148, which shows a smaller, elongated galaxy blasting right throught the middle of a larger one.

A series of 59 new images of colliding galaxies has been released from the several terabytes of archived raw images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to mark the 18th anniversary of the telescope’s launch. This is the largest collection of Hubble images ever released to the public simultaneously. The Hubble launched on April 24, 1990.

Check out the whole gallery here and prepare to be awed!

AM 0500-620:

Hubble Photo of AM 0500-620

NGC 6050:

Hubble Photo of NGC 6050


  1. Wow, AWESOME!

  2. I hope they exchanged insurance information

  3. LMAO, Ron!

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