Mergers and Acquisitions

As the two spiral galaxies in Apr 220 collide, they’re glowing in infrared with the light of more than a trillion suns. The merger of the galaxies has ignited a tremendous burst of star birth, and each galactic core is surrounded by a star-forming ring JWST has captured in infrared.

Image Credits: NASA / ESA / CSA / STScI / Alyssa Pagan (STScI)

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