How Do Galaxies Grow?

The inset in this image obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope shows that the brightest galaxy in group 3 has also a double nucleus. Thus, these galaxies are currently in the process of merging. This discovery provides unique and powerful validation of hierarchical formation as manifested in both galaxy and cluster assembly.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0824b
Type:Observation
Release date:26 August 2008
Related releases:eso0824
Size:196 x 199 px

About the Object

Name:Galaxies
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxies

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