Space Warps Talk

so lovely but ??

  • lodilady by lodilady

    This looks more like a ring or a merger, but I'm not sure - 2 bright dots in the center when I hit the "bluer" button. Thoughts?


  • drphilmarshall by drphilmarshall scientist, admin

    Context is everything here: while the two bright dots could be a pair of lensed quasars, its more likely that they are the cores of two galaxies you are seeing in the process of merging. If the bright dots appear at the centres of two bigger blobs, then the merger hypothesis makes much more sense. Great question! 😃