In this six minute Hubblecast video, scientists explore the merging of elliptical galaxies.
Hubblecast 76: Merging galaxies and droplets of starbirth
This Hubblecast explores the ‘beads on a string’ star formation found between two merging elliptical galaxies in the cluster known as SDSS J1531+3414.
Source: Hubble Space Telescope
Directed by: Georgia Bladon
Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser
Written by: Nicky Guttridge and Georgia Bladon
Narration: Sara Mendes da Costa
Images: NASA, ESA
Videos: NASA, ESA
Dripping water video (04:33): Dirk Essl
Galaxy formation animation (04:44): Klaus Dolag (MPA, Garching)
Music: Steve Buick
Web and technical support: Mathias Andre and Raquel Yumi Shida
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen