Dwarf Galaxy Captured Colliding Into Large Spiral Galaxy

August 15, 2013 9:25 AM

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Dwarf Galaxy Captured Colliding Into Large Spiral Galaxy

The huge cloud of superheated gas is around 6 million degrees Fahrenheit and located about 60 million light year's from Earth, NASA says.

An image combining both X-ray and optical light vividly shows the collision's scene. The Chandra X-ray data, shown in purple, shows the comet shaped appearance of the gas cloud. This is caused by the dwarf galaxy's motion when it crashed into the larger galaxy, called NBC 1232. Blue and white optica...

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