标签: 星系合并

星系大战: M81与M82

2023年1月20日 Galaxy Wars: M81 and M82 Image Credit & Copyright: Andreas Aufschnaiter Explanation: The two dominant galaxies near center are far far away, 12 million light-years distant toward the northern constellation of the Great Bear. On the right, with grand spiral arms and bright yellow core is spiral galaxy M81. Also known as Bode’s galaxy, M8...

NGC 4651:雨伞星系

2022年2月7日 NGC 4651: The Umbrella Galaxy Image Credit & Copyright: CFHT, Coelum, MegaCam, J.-C. Cuillandre (CFHT) & G. A. Anselmi (Coelum) Explanation: It’s raining stars. What appears to be a giant cosmic umbrella is now known to be a tidal stream of stars stripped from a small satellite galaxy. The main galaxy, spiral galaxy NGC 4651, is abo...