Bilder av de sammansmältande galaxerna i HIPEEC projektet
Merging galaxies in the HIPEEC project. Image by ESA/Hubble

 

Researchers in the Galaxy group at the Astronomy department at Stockholm University help to uncover the critical changes that galaxies undergoes during collisions. Such spectacular events do not only modify the galaxy appearance but enables formation of dense stellar systems unlikely seen in normal galaxies.

More details on the scientific results and beautiful images of these colliding galaxies can be found here esahubble.org/news/heic2101/