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.
About the Image
|Release date:||26 August 2008|
|Size:||196 x 199 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting|
• X - Galaxies
Colours & filters
|Optical||Hubble Space Telescope|