Time for a cosmic crossover!

Two galaxies collectively known as IC 1623 are seen merging together in these images from Hubble (left) and NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (right).

Their collision has ignited a frenzy of starbirth, creating new stars at a rate more than twenty times than that of our Milky Way Galaxy!

Hubble’s view shows this interaction in visible light – what our human eyes can detect – showing the dark dust that obscures the galaxies’ individual centers.

Webb’s infrared vision peers through that dust and shows the gas being used as fuel for star formation.

Discover more about this pair of galaxies (observed by a pair of telescopes!): https://go.nasa.gov/3eYrsPr

 

 

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