Skip to content
The Antennae Galaxies.
These two galaxies—once normal, spiral galaxies like the Milky Way—have spent the past few hundred million years violently clashing with one another.
This interaction has ripped stars away from their host galaxies, forming a streaming arc between the two.
Clouds of gas are seen in bright pink and red, surrounding the bright flashes of blue star-forming regions—some of which are partially obscured by dark patches of dust.
This gigantic cosmic dance is taking place 65 million light years away, in the Corvus constellation.
Image Credit: Photograph by ESA / Hubble & NASA