Space Photos of the Week: 130 Million Light Years Away, Two Neutron Stars Collide

This galaxy, dubbed NGC 2623, might not look like your average galaxy. And it’s not: This oddly-shaped object is actually two galaxies that have been forced together by gravity. When they collided, the impact sent clouds of dust careening out into space, forming these individual arms, each extending outwards some 50,000 light years. This week …

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