Weird and Wonderful Galaxies: Hubble Captures a Peculiar Galactic Pair

Interacting Galaxies Arp 298

Hubble Space Telescope image of Arp 298, a stunning pair of interacting galaxies. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Evans, R. Chandar

This striking image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope showcases Arp 298, a stunning pair of interacting galaxies. Arp 298 — which comprises the two galaxies NGC 7469 and IC 5283 — lies roughly 200 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus. The larger of the two galaxies pictured here is the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7469, and IC 5283 is its diminutive companion. NGC 7469 is also host to an active, supermassive black hole and a bright ring of star clusters.

The “Arp” in this galaxy pair’s name signifies that they are listed in the Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies compiled by the astronomer Halton Arp. The Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies is a rogues’ gallery of weird and wonderful galaxies containing peculiar structures, featuring galaxies exhibiting everything from segmented spiral arms to concentric rings. This interacting galaxy pair is a familiar sight for Hubble — a portrait of the merging galaxies in Arp 298 was published in 2008.

This image of Arp 298 contains data from three separate Hubble proposals. By combining observations from three proposals, Arp 298 is captured in glorious detail in seven different filters from two of Hubble’s instruments — the Wide Field Camera 3 and the Advanced Camera for Surveys.

The process of planning Hubble observations starts with a proposal — a detailed plan of what an astronomer intends to observe and their scientific motivation for doing so. Once a year, these proposals are gathered and judged in a grueling review process which assess their scientific merit and feasibility. Fewer than 20% of the proposed observations in any given year will make it through this process and be approved, which makes observing time with Hubble highly prized indeed.

This system will be one of the first galaxies observed with the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope as part of the Director’s Discretionary Early Release Science Programs in Summer 2022.

1 Comment on "Weird and Wonderful Galaxies: Hubble Captures a Peculiar Galactic Pair"

  1. dr mehrdad kesiri | November 22, 2023 at 11:29 am | Reply

    The stars of the arm of the galaxy collide with the sun and the planets of the solar system.The Milky Way is one of the strangest galaxies in the galaxy!Maybe one out of every billion galaxies is not like our galaxy, the sun has swallowed hundreds of stars and life on earth has not cooled!!The arms of the galaxy are affected by the very, very strong magnetic currents of the old core of the galaxy, the sun pulls the stars of the arm of the galaxy towards itself!!The sun has a very heavy weight and mass, it does not move with the arm of the galaxy, because the sun is much heavier than the stars of the arm of the galaxy, and as a result, over several billion years, the sun transforms.A barrier on the two arms of the galaxy.Solar system During billions of years, countless stars collided with the sun and the objects of the solar system!!If such an event did not happen, the Earth, the planets Venus, Mercury and Mars would not exist in the solar system because these planets came from the arm of the galaxy.All the moons of the solar system, which are 234 moons, were planets that came from the arm of the Milky Way along with the stars.They became our solar system and moon!!The stars accompanying these planets, most of them collided with Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter!!In the last collisions that happened about a hundred million years ago!!Jupiter is still burning.Those stars were a hundred times smaller than the sun.If they were one-tenth the size of the Sun, as they collide with Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus, these four gas giant planets would shine like bright stars, but they are not.100% of the stars in the two large arms of the Milky Way were much smaller than the Sun.If they were bigger, Earth and Mars would heat up and there would be no life on Earth.All the moons next to the gas planets Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, these moons were small because their stars were small, the moons that are now in the solar system are mostly small because those moons were separated from the stars.The stars that came to the solar system, their planets joined the moons of our planets.. I will explain the continuation of this issue later.I have spent fifty years researching astronomy, astrology, and the science of life on Earth and the planets of the solar system.I believe in what I have found and with the strong reasons and evidences that exist in the Earth, planets and moons of the system.The sun is the impact of meteorites on the objects of the solar system.I prove that those meteorites belonged to planets that collided with the sun, and that elements of the mantle and core of said planets, like meteorites, collided with the bodies of the solar system after disintegration.In most of the moons, it is known that the impact of meteorites, especially the two planets Venus and Taurus, which are close to the sun, when a planet hits the sun and explodes, the elements inside the disintegrated planets hit Venus and Mercury’s arrow…Mostly, for this reason, Venus is retrograde.And Mercury’s arrow has slowed its rotation around itself, when two planets collide, their rotation around them slows or reverses, and Venus becomes the opposite of all planets.The reason for God’s wisdom is in the verses of the earth about prophets who must be chosen by God and as long as they are students, they must also be teachers.By ignorant students and teachers, we mean the same prophets who are the gods of ancestors in every nation and nation.The people came for the tyrant government whose mission was to overthrow the tyrant government.Whether it was the religious government that was the conflict, it was basically a group of religions that disturbed the natio nemprobl thank god boy

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