NGC 7727 is the result of the ongoing merger of two galaxies that began around a billion years ago. Two supermassive black holes are are at the center of the new galaxy, spiralling closer to each other. They’re expected to merge within 250 million years or so.
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CGCG 396-2 is an unusual multi-armed galactic merger which lies around 520 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Orion.
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This is UGC 2369, a pair of galaxies in the process of merging. A tenuous bridge of gas, dust, and stars is connecting the two galaxies, UGC 2369N and UGC 2369S, as their mutual gravitation draws them together.
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