Hey Everyone! Is this a galaxy merging in with another one. Is the bigger galaxy pulling the smaller one in?
by ElisabethB moderator
HI JordannaBeal and welcome to the Zoo
The image is a bit fuzzy so it is not easy to tell if these two are actually interacting. But merger is a possibility !
Happy hunting ! 😄
i believe this is a merging galaxy, but im not a moderator so dont take my word.
by Budgieye moderator
We can look at shape, colour and spectral chart.
Shape shows no obvious interaction. I looked at the SkyServer image and there are no usual colours which often accompany mergers. There is a hydrogen spike, but that may come from the nucleus, not any interaction.