Dwarf Galaxy caught ramming into a large spiral galaxy

Observations with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have revealed a massive cloud of multimillion-degree gas in a galaxy about 60 million light years from Earth. The hot gas cloud is likely caused by a collision between a dwarf galaxy and a much larger galaxy called NGC 1232. If confirmed, this discovery would mark the first time such a collision has been detected only in X-rays, and could have implications for understanding how galaxies grow through similar collisions. - Friday 16th August 2013 (1 Picture)


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Photo credit: NASA/CXC/Huntingdon Institute


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