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Galactic Triple Merger: The Space Telescope Takes Pictures

Galactic Triple Merger: The Space Telescope Takes Pictures

As much as the Hubble Space Telescope has been in operation for years, it has proven that it is still doing its job, as the instrument captured the exact moment of what is believed to be a merger of galaxies, or rather three galaxies. This event is also known astriple galactic fusion“.

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The event occurred at a distance of approximately 681 million light-years from planet Earth. In addition, such mergers can sometimes give rise to new stars because they contain a large accumulation of matter.

What is a “galactic triple merger”?

A “triangular fusion” is a fairly common event anywhere in the universe, a major global event, which occurs when three galaxies merge due to their gravitational pull together. The image captured by the telescope was able to record the exact moment when the three were together.

Moreover, scientists claim that in the distant future, the Milky Way may undergo this process along with the Andromeda Nebula Galaxy. Such an event is expected to occur over four billion years from now.

Galactic Zoo Science Project

According to records of the European Space Agency (ESA), the cluster imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope is registered under the code name IC 2431 and located in the constellation Cancer.

Moreover, according to the European Space Agency (ESA), the image rights are owned by the Galaxy Zoo science project, and in this program, scientists search several galaxies through Hubble. According to the agency, more than 100,000 volunteer agents have already made contributions to classifying nearly 900,000 catches.

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Thus, the research results may help to better understand the past and to predict the future of the Milky Way more firmly. Well, from these observations they were able to estimate that in the last 10 billion years, our galaxy included more than 12 other galaxies, for example.