Thursday, November 01, 2007

Hubble sees the graceful dance of two interacting galaxies

Hubble sees the graceful dance of two interacting galaxies:
"A pair of galaxies, known collectively as Arp 87, is one of hundreds of interacting and merging galaxies known in our nearby Universe. Arp 87 was catalogued by astronomer Halton Arp in the 1960's. Arp’s Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies is a compilation of astronomical photographs using the Palomar 200-inch Hale and the 48-inch Samuel Oschin telescopes."
This is awesome. Go to the article for more images and explanation.

2 comments:

Quotidian Grace said...

OOOOO! Just beautiful, Denis. Thanks for the link. This is just awesome, isn't it?

Denis Hancock said...

Thanks for dropping my, QG. I am sure glad they kept Hubble maintained. It has shown us much beauty in the universe that we otherwise wouldn't have seen.