Tearing at the Heart of it all (Zoom Out)

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Starbursts in the wake of a fleeting romance

Image Credit & Copyright: (Image 1) NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. (Image 2) Michael Gariepy/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF.

Here’s another amazing image similar in concept to the one we detailed yesterday. The colors in this image are beautiful but they are screaming of destruction on a large scale. To begin, we’re looking at irregular galaxy NGC 4485 about 40 million light years away in the constellation Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs) and it’s fallen victim to a selfish lover. A lover who once adored little NGC 4485 for who it was, has change everything about it as it greedily attempted to take ownership of it while passing by. Forcing the one you love to significantly change who they are can only lead to disaster in the end, and that’s just what happened.

I know we’re personifying a force of nature here but it’s a fitting metaphor for what’s taking place. Just off the…

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Author: rjbailey

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