The Universe Will Never Cease To Amaze Me

This photo shows the Antennae galaxies, which started colliding 100 million years ago, creating million of stars in the process, which later exploded as supernovas. I really find it hard and sad to know that I'll never see this live.

But at least we have the telescopes to see it from here. The image of the galaxy - which is located 62 million light-years away from Earth - was created by mixing photos from three telescopes: the Chandra X-ray Observatory (the blue tones), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold and brown) and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red). Go to NASA Goddard's Flickr page to download the backdrop at its original 3545x3600 resolution. [NASA Goddard at Flickr]

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