Two galaxies colliding?


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Wow!! Beauty. Check out all the different shapes of the “shells” of debris. I like the “umbrella” at 2-3 o’clock on the upper galaxy.

cheers,
–dustin

Amazing. I wonder how it looks from the point of view of one or the other of those galaxies.

Is there a black hole in the middle, or why it has a dark spot?

It probably does have a black hole in the middle, but you would not see that as a black spot in the image… because of the stuff around a black hole, they’re usually very bright!
That little black spot is probably due to saturation of the detector.

Thanks for the explanation