Pigeon of the Week: 1

Salvation.jpegOne of the more interesting galaxies found this week was PIG-7351-1417. The spectrum for it looked very clear, with some very obvious emission lines. Using an image taken by Hubble we discovered that it was actually 3 galaxies in the process of merging together. The spectra for all of these galaxies combine to produce the huge peaks we had observed. Here you can see a close up of the Hubble image showing the merging galaxies. 

Hubble image for week 1

~Will

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