Crash in progress

Esahubble_heic1805a_1024

esahubble_heic1805a March 8th, 2018

Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA

Arp 256 is a stunning system of two spiral galaxies, about 350 million light-years away, in an early stage of merging. The image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, displays two galaxies with strongly distorted shapes and an astonishing number of blue knots of star formation that look like exploding fireworks. The star formation was triggered by the close interaction between the two galaxies. This image was taken by Hubbles Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) and the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). It is a new version of an image already released in 2008 that was part a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken for Hubbles 18th anniversary.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1805a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Arp 256
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy > Type > Interacting
Esahubble_heic1805a_1280
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ID
heic1805a
Subject Category
D.5.1.7  
Subject Name
Arp 256
Credits
ESA/Hubble, NASA
Release Date
2018-03-08T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1805a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
3000.0, 2000.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic1805a
Metadata Date
2018-02-25T16:33:48+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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