Tag: Big Bang

Incredible New Image Shows Two Galaxy Clusters Colliding

Incredible New Image Shows Two Galaxy Clusters Colliding

This kaleidoscopic image of twinkling stars and cosmic hazes shows the site of a colossal collision of two galaxy clusters, coming together to form a single entity known as MACS J0416.1-2403. Galaxy clusters can be made up of thousands of galaxies, along with hot gas and dark matter, bound together by gravity. Under the right […]

Hubble Snaps Two Galaxies Slowly Becoming One

Hubble Snaps Two Galaxies Slowly Becoming One

Galaxy mergers are some of the most important events in the universe, and since the Big Bang they have been shaping how galaxies form and evolve. By observing and studying mergers, astronomers can learn a lot about the processes going on inside galaxies. The latest image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows two galaxies that […]