Space Warps Talk

What the heck IS this spectacular object?

  • Pythagora by Pythagora

    I marked it as a possible lens, but there is no color difference between the dazzling white elliptical and the dazzling white oblong galaxy that intersects it. Also, is the small pink-blue object at 5:30 a lens? Hard to tell. The program throws it off the page when I zoom in.


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    The central objects are two galaxies interacting. Gorgeous #merger.


  • AlexandredOr by AlexandredOr

    I second ElisabethB. Merger. 😄