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Hubble Space Telescope Image: Spotted Two Interacting NGC3447 Galaxies

Mar 28, 2017 05:54 AM EDT


Since the Big Bang period, different known and unknown galaxy formations have occurred on the different sides of the universe. Nowadays scientists have predicted the galaxy formation using theories and models, then compare it with observations.There are so many galaxies present in the Space and NASA revealed that NGC 3447 galaxy is considered as one them.

Some galaxies are harder to classify than others. Here, Hubble telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 captured two galaxies are merging together at NGC 3447. They are located at around 60 million light-years away in the Leo constellation. According to NASA, the interaction between two galaxies may define the exact procedure of galaxy formation.

From NASA’s information database, this galaxy is a spiral galaxy. This NGC 3447 was discovered on March 18, 1836, by the British astronomer John Herschel. From a related article in Sci News, NASA emphasized that NGC 3447 galaxy comprises a couple of interacting galaxies.

In fact, Hubble telescope detected the interaction between NGC 3447A and NGC 3447B galaxies that belong to NGC 3447. Both these galaxies are merged and distorted together by the influence of strong gravitational forces between them. It resulting the galaxies to twist themselves into the unusual and unique shapes.

However, researchers are unsure about the actual shape of NGC 3447A and NGC 3447B. As per captured images, NGC 3447 galaxy appeared in diffuse and patchy blue glow. NASA claimed that NGC 3447B appeared as large and brighter cluster and NGC 3447A as a smaller cluster.

In addition, NGC 3447A displayed as remnants of a central bar structure with some disrupted spiral arms. So, some researchers categorized it as a spiral galaxy. But they are not sure about which category NGC 3447B exactly belongs to. Some researcher categorized NGC 3447B as a former galaxy while other group said as an irregular galaxy.

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