Galaxy Zoo Talk

Merger example

  • DNiergarth by DNiergarth

    I would label this as a merger, though perhaps it would be more accurately called a "ripping each other to shreds" phenomena.


  • JeanTate by JeanTate in response to DNiergarth's comment.

    Welcome to Galaxy Zoo, DNiergarth!

    It looks pretty cool in SDSS too:

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    Two merging galaxies, or three? Within the central (IR image) mess, what appears to be two nuclei may be a nucleus and a dust-choked region of intense star-formation. What do you think?

    Happy hunting! 😃