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...

Dancing Galaxies

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Locked in a graceful dance with gravity, the interacting pair of galaxies known as Arp 87, swing past one another. When we look into space with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers find hundreds...

Turtle and the Bird

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI/H. Inami (SSC/Caltech) Merging galaxies form the shapes of a turtle and bird in this image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Explore the image of these interacting galaxies known as II Zw 096. What stories or pictures do you see?...

Intergalactic Rodeo

Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University) A starry seahorse with a large curling tail lowers its head for a collision in this image of IC 4687 from...

The Grasshopper

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University) Some 500 million light-years from Earth, a seal plays in a cosmic sea. Or maybe you see a grasshopper as...