The irregular galaxy NGC 4485 shows all the signs
Involved in a hit-and-run accident with a bypassing galaxy. And no
To destroy the galaxy, the event encounter is to infuse a new generation
Of stars, and probably planets.
The right side of the galaxy was burned with star formation, shown in
The abundance of young blue stars and pink nebulae starry.
The left side, on the other hand, seems complete. It contains hints of the galaxy
The structure of the previous spiral, which, at the same time, was normal
The larger leak galaxy, NGC 4490, is at the bottom of the frame.
The two galaxies erased each other millions of years ago
Now 24,000 light years apart. Gravity gravitates between them
Formed patches of higher density of gas and dust in both
Galaxies. This activity triggered a burst of stars.
This galaxy is a close example of the type of cosmic bumper
An activity that was more common billions of years ago when the universe
Was smaller and the galaxies were closer together.
NGC 4485 is 25 million light-years away in the northern constellation Canes Venatici.
This new image, captured by the broad field camera of Hubble 3 (WFC3)
Provides additional insight into the complexity of galaxy evolution.
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