NASA’s Showed the World a New Photo of Galaxies Merging and It Is Fascinating

What NASA thought was an abnormal galaxy in the constellation of Hercules is actually a “new” galaxy currently forming. Over time, two galaxies have been drawing closer together, pulled by gravity. These two galaxies have finally collided and are now “merging into a single structure” about 230 million light-years away.

If the image from the Hubble Space Telescope looks a little blurry, that’s because “individual stars are thrown out of their original orbits” in this merging process. Eventually, the galaxies will fully combine and create a new shape unique to the two original galaxies.

“This was exactly what I experienced in space: immense gratitude for the opportunity to see Earth from this vantage, and for the gift of the planet we’ve been given.” ― Ron Garan

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” ― Neil Armstrong

“This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used.” ― Henry David Thoreau

“God dwells in His creation and is everywhere indivisibly present in all His works. He is transcendent above all His works even while He is immanent within them.” — A.W. Tozer

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Esther Laurie
Esther Laurie is a staff writer at ChurchLeaders.com. Her background is in communication and church ministry. She believes in the power of the written word and the beauty of transformation and empowering others. When she’s not working, she loves running, exploring new places and time with friends and family. It’s her goal to work the word ‘whimsy’ into most conversations.