The NASA presented a picture where two galaxies appear collision point, however, which highlights photography is that it seems we are seeing a face with a terrifying look.
The sinister photograph, published on the eve of Halloween parties, was captured by the Hubble telescope on June 19, 2019.
Each “eye” is the bright nucleus of a galaxy, one of which will crash into another. The contour of the face is made up of a ring of young blue stars. Other groups of new stars form the nose and mouth.
The complete system is known as Arp-Madore 2026-424, and is part of the “Catalog of Associations and Peculiar Galaxies of the South” of Arp-Madore, according to a statement issued by NASA .
Arp-Madore 2026-424, which is 704 million light-years from Earth, is one of the systems that NASA will study further with the new James Webb telescope , which is being manufactured and will be launched into space in 2021
“The side-by-side juxtaposition of the two central star bulbs of the galaxies we see here is also unusual,” the space agency researchers explained.
“Since the bulbs that form the ‘eyes’ appear to be the same size, we can be sure that the two galaxies involved in the crash were the same size,” they added.
Likewise, the researchers estimate that the pair of galaxies will collide within 1,000 or 2,000 million years , and that they will only remain in that position only for about 100 million years.
“This is different from the more common collisions in which smaller galaxies are engulfed by their larger neighbors. Ring galaxies are rare; only a few hundred of them reside in our largest cosmic neighborhood. Galaxies have to collide in the correct orientation to create the ring, galaxies will merge completely in approximately 1 to 2 billion years, hiding their messy past, ”the statement said.
Another important fact is that astronomers plan to use this innovative Hubble program to closely observe many other unusually interacting galaxies.
“The goal is to compile a robust sample of nearby interactive galaxies, which could offer an idea of how galaxies grew over time through galactic mergers.”
“By analyzing these detailed Hubble observations, astronomers could choose which systems are the main targets for monitoring with NASA’s James Webb space telescope, scheduled to launch in 2021,” the statement said.