View Full Version : Dwarf Galaxies are Ablaze in Star Formation

2005-Dec-02, 05:31 PM
SUMMARY: When galaxies collide, it's a messy affair. Gas, dust and stars are often spun out into space and can form into satellite dwarf galaxies that continue to orbit their parent galaxies. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted a few dwarf galaxies in the process of formation around a recent merger in NGC 5291. Spitzer found that the dwarf galaxies are ablaze with star formation.

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2005-Dec-02, 08:37 PM
I prefer the photo to the commentary. It is speculative but it is presented like an evidence.