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Hubble's view of the Antennae galaxies
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- Title Hubble's view of the Antennae galaxies
- Released 17/10/2006 4:32 pm
- Copyright NASA, ESA, and B. Whitmore (Space Telescope Science Institute)
This Hubble image of the Antennae galaxies is the sharpest yet of this merging pair of galaxies. As the two galaxies smash together, thousands of millions of stars are born, mostly in groups and clusters of stars. The brightest and most compact of these are called super star clusters.