Arms Entangled

Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University) With arms entangled, this galaxy merger resembles the letters “g” or “j” or perhaps...

Stellar Exclamation

Credit: X-ray NASA/CXC/IfA/D.Sanders et al; Optical NASA/STScI/NRAO/A.Evans et al Colliding galaxies form an exclamation point in this composite image from NASA’s Chandra and Hubble telescopes. Explore the image of VV 340, or Arp 302. What shapes and patterns do...

Spiral Z

Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Glowing gas and starlight with dark bands of interstellar dust create a cosmic letter Z in this image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. NGC 1300 is considered the typical barred spiral galaxy. Explore the...

Merging Y

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University) Galaxy interactions are always impressive. ESO 593-8 looks like the letter “Y,” swooping eagle or a...