Penguin galaxy – Estimated collisions, deformations

Penguin galaxy - Estimated collisions, deformations

Penguin galaxy – Estimated collisions, deformations

The Penguin Galaxy – Two cosmic telescopes, Spitzer and Hubble, took a photo of a caring penguin who looks as if he was looking after his egg. This rather unusual duo for space is in the constellation of Hydra. The “Penguin” (also known as NGC 2936), and its “egg” (NGC 2937), were originally galaxies with a spiral structure. However, under the influence of gravitational interaction, they were deformed. They will collide with each other and combine, which will result in the creation of many new star formation. No wonder that NGC 2936 and NGC 2937 were cataloged in:

Atlas of peculiar galaxies

– Halton Arp’s. In which there are arrangements of stars with the most original shapes.

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