Galaxy Torn Apart with intense radio signature

It would seem to me that there is a strong radio source being covered by the foreground galaxy? Anyone have thoughts?

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The foreground galaxy is an AGN, so i’d say the foreground galaxy is the radio source.

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NGC 6240, AKA the Starfish Galaxy, is an extremely well-known and well-studied active galaxy merger object! It’s also classified as an Ultra-luminous Infrared Galaxy! The two independent active galactic nuclei, which are set to merge within the next tens of millions of years, are likely emitting radio jets as they feed, producing the VLASS point source seen. Hope this helps!


Interesting Andromeda, thanks!

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