Galaxy Collision Creates "Space Triangle" in New Hubble Image

  • Released Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 11:44AM

A spectacular head-on collision between two galaxies fueled an unusual triangular-shaped star-birthing frenzy, as captured in a new image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

The interacting galaxy duo is collectively called Arp 143. The pair contains the glittery, distorted, star-forming spiral galaxy NGC 2445 at right, along with its less flashy companion, NGC 2444 at left.

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