Zoom-in UGC 12914

Zoom-in to UGC 12914 and UGC 12915, which are nicknamed the Taffy Galaxies. Their twisted shape is the result of a head-on collision that occurred about 25 million years prior to their appearance in this image. A bridge of highly turbulent gas devoid of significant star formation spans the gap between the two galaxies.


International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Bartmann/D. De Martin

Image Processing: M. Rodriguez (NSF’s NOIRLab), T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), J. Miller (Gemini Observatory/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Rodriguez (Gemini Observatory/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab)  & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab) 

Acknowledgment: PI: A. S. Castelli  (Universidad Nacional de la Plata)


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Release date:March 29, 2023, 1 p.m.
Related releases:noirlab2308
Duration:59 s
Frame rate:29.97

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