Artist impression of cannibal galaxies

Artist impression of cannibal galaxies

R826/0004 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 61.3MB

Downloadable file size: 6.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: MARK PATERNOSTRO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Artwork entitled "Cannibal Galaxies NGC 4567 and NGC 4568". The close encounter between two or more galaxies can modify their structures through gravitational interaction. The cannibal effect happens when the encounter is close and the mass of one galaxy is much bigger than the others. In this way the gravitational pull is so strong that the giant galaxy pulls out all the stars and gas from the other destroying it almost completely.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: astronomy, cannibal galaxies, cosmology, galactic, galaxy, interacting, interacting galaxy, interating galaxy, ngc 4567, ngc 4568, science

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.