These Photos From the Hubble Space Telescope Show Two Galaxies Colliding in Spectacular Fashion
Even after more than 27 years in space, the Hubble Space Telescope can still take one heck of a photo. The image above was taken earlier this year and shows two galaxies merging into one. Described by the European Space Agency and NASA as a "twisted cosmic knot" in the constellation Cancer, it's about 250 million light-years from earth. The new galaxy, called NGC 2623, has the unique knot shape because of a collision between two previously distinct galaxies.