Merging galaxies

Merging galaxies

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Caption: Merging galaxy system. Combined visible light and infrared image of the centre of ESO202-G23, a merging galaxy system. The larger nucleus (centre) is very energetic and probably contains a black hole. To lower right is a blue cluster of young stars. This image was made with the 8.2m Very Large Telescope 'Antu' at the Cerro Paranal Observatory, Chile.

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Keywords: active galaxy, antu, astronomy, astrophysics, cosmic, cosmology, dust cloud, eso202-g23, galactic, galaxy, galaxy core, galaxy merger, interacting interaction, interaction, science, universe, ut1, very large telescope, vlt imagery

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