The ‘Devil’s Face’ in Space

On June 19, 2019, the US space agency released an image taken by NASA’s Hubble Telescope. A scene that looks like a ‘devil’s face’ in a distant space. But NASA is now explaining what this scene looks like. This phenomenon, known as AM 2026-424, occurs 704 million light-years from Earth.

The current ‘face’ is the result of a collision between two galaxies that occurred 100 million years ago. But NASA says that in the next one or two billion years, these galaxies will merge and the ring structure will disappear. When two galaxies collide, one destroys the other. Sometimes small galaxies will merge without minor problems.

Scientists say this is a community cannot find a definitive answer as to whether such a galactic convergence is a destructive process or a peaceful one. However, scientists say that such activities will depend on the capacity of the black holes in each galaxy.

Although the collision of galaxies is a rare phenomenon, it does not occur. Scientists say that about 400 billion years from now, our galaxy, the Milky Way, is preparing for a similar collision. The collision will be between the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy. It is estimated that the two will merge into a single galaxy in 1000 billion years.

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