Space Saturday XVIII

No April Fool’s day post for me, just the next installment of Space Saturday! This week I bring you the Cartwheel Galaxy.

Cartwheel Galaxy
Credit: ST Sci, NASA

The Cartwheel Galaxy is the result of two galaxies colliding. This galaxy resides about 500 million light years away in the constellation Sculptor. There is a lot that could be said here, but I will leave it up to you if you want to find out more.

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Resources: The Cartwheel Galaxy: A Starry Ring World Born in a Head-On Collision
APOD: The Cartwheel Galaxy
SEDS: The Cartwheel Galaxy

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  1. April 1st, 2006 at 19:27 | #1

    Hi Matt! I’m just saying hi because I was surfing blogmad and happened to hit your site. Sorry to waste one of your blogmad hits, since I already knew about your site, but I thought it was a good opportunity to say hello! I’m glad you’re having fun with Flickr! :)

  2. April 3rd, 2006 at 21:12 | #2

    I am not really a Science buff (tho’ my hubby is absolutely one) but I really love this picture :)

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