View Full Version : NGC 1531/2: Interacting Galaxies

01-03-2005, 10:45:25
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0503/ngc1532_gemini.jpgThis dramatic image of an interacting pair of galaxies was made using 8-meter Gemini South telescope at Cerro Pachon, Chile. NGC 1531 is the background galaxy with a bright core just above center and NGC 1532 is the foreground spiral galaxy laced with dust lanes. The pair is about 55 million light-years away in the southern constellation Eridanus. These galaxies lie close enough together so that each feels the influence of the other's gravity. The gravitational tug-of-war was triggered star formation in the foreground spiral as evidenced by the young, bright blue star clusters along the upper edge of the front spiral arm. Though the spiral galaxy in this pair is viewed nearly edge-on, astronomers believe the system is similar to the face-on spiral and companion known as M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy.
APOD (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html)

miester gandertak
01-03-2005, 10:53:22
what is your thing with those psychedelic pictures, are you a product of the 70's

01-03-2005, 11:07:34
70's billion years ago

01-03-2005, 12:05:44
Purple haze, purple haze

01-03-2005, 12:15:29
Purple rain

miester gandertak
01-03-2005, 12:17:18
The Color Purple

01-03-2005, 12:25:32
Originally posted by miester gandertak
what is your thing with those psychedelic pictures, are you a product of the 70's Older than that even. I was born in 1968.

01-03-2005, 12:26:40
dust lanes, dust lanes... :hmm: no vacuums in the void?

01-03-2005, 12:26:43
You don't remember the 60s, therefore you were there.

01-03-2005, 12:28:40

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01-03-2005, 12:35:49
When will funko come back?

01-03-2005, 12:36:26
Originally posted by MoSe
TPFKAF? own goal. He really needs a symbol rather than a name.

01-03-2005, 12:37:24
Originally posted by protein
When will funko come back?

Never it's SO much faster posting as Bergzwerg.