Hubble Space Telescope spots star-forming streams circulating between galaxies

Hubble Space Telescope spots star-forming streams circulating between galaxies

Stars from colliding galaxies come together in a newly enhanced image from NASA’s venerable space telescope.

The Hubble Space Telescope has been hard at work for more than three decades, and scientists never lose their fascination with the observatory’s vast archive. Take, for example, this “river of star formation,” as NASA officials called it in a statement released Wednesday, May 17, which takes place at an intersection of four dwarf galaxies within the Hickson Compact Group 31 (HCG 31) of galaxies.

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