Feeling Nostalgic With Old 2014 NASA Image: Hubble Sees Spiral Bridge of Young Stars Between Two Ancient Galaxies

This image was taken in 2014. Space can be such a stunningly beautiful and interesting place.
Hubble Sees Spiral Bridge of Young Stars Between Two Ancient Galaxies
Hubble Sees Spiral Bridge of Young Stars Between Two Ancient Galaxies
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the dense galaxy cluster SDSS J1531+3414 in the northern constellation Corona Borealis. Made up primarily of giant elliptical galaxies with a few spirals and irregular galaxies thrown in for good measure, the cluster’s powerful gravity warps the image of background galaxies into blue streaks and arcs. At the center of the bull’s-eye of blue, gravitationally lensed filaments lies a pair of elliptical galaxies that are also exhibiting some interesting features. A 100,000-light-year-long structure that looks like a string of pearls twisted into a corkscrew shape winds around the cores of the two massive galaxies. The "pearls" are superclusters of blazing, blue-white, newly born stars. These super star clusters are evenly spaced along the chain at separations of 3,000 light-years from one another.
by NASA

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