Zoom into NGC 3256

This video takes the viewer on a journey through space to the peculiar galaxy NGC 3256.

This distorted galaxy is the wreckage of a head-on collision between two spiral galaxies which likely occurred 500 million years ago, and it is studded with clumps of young stars which were formed as gas and dust from the two galaxies collided.

Learn more about this image here.


ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, L. Armus, N. Bartmann (ESA/Webb)
Music: Tonelabs – The Red North (www.tonelabs.com)

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Release date:3 July 2023, 06:00
Duration:53 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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