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NASA's Great Observatories witness collision of galaxies

08-11-2010 16:52 BJT

A new image of two tangled galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light-years from Earth, are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold and brown), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red). The Antennae galaxies take their name from the long antenna-like arms seen in wide-angle views of the system. These features were produced in the collision.(Photo Source: NASA) 
A new image of two tangled galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. 
The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light-years from Earth, are shown 
in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space 
Telescope (gold and brown), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red). The Antennae 
galaxies take their name from the long antenna-like arms seen in wide-angle 
views of the system. These features were produced in the collision.(Photo 
Source: NASA)
 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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