Three interacting galaxies have reshaped this celestial object into a bizarre and beautiful configuration known as Hockey Stick Galaxy. The reason for this is a little unclear from this partial view, which shows the bright central region, but the galaxy is actually shaped like an elongated, warped stick, stretching out through space until it curls around at one end to form a striking image of a celestial hockey stick.
This unusual shape is thought to be due to an interaction between a couple of nearby galaxies. Galactic interactions can completely reshape a celestial object, shifting and warping its constituent gas, stars and dust.
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
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lady moon is in the waxing phase of her cycle, growing in light, mimic those actions. 🌓
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I know you're all probably sick of seeing moons at the moment but I can't help but post them, they're my favourite thing at the moment! 🌔🌕🌖
Always love making this combination as it’s mine♈️and my husbands♒️signs. #Aries
in sterling silver.
Black Onyx 🖤🖤🖤 These hand stamped necklaces are now available in my store. Which design do you like best?
Is it a bird? 🕊 Is it a plane? ✈️ What appears to be an ocean on Earth are desolate dunes on Mars. In this image acquired on Jan. 2, 2014, our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted a relatively rare class of dune fields located among canyon wall slopes. Known as “wall dune fields,” these dunes are identified as either climbing or falling. Falling dunes are defined as large bedforms with lee faces on the downhill side—indicating that this is the direction of their migration—and on moderate slopes. On Earth and Mars, these types of dunes are largely controlled by what is called “microtopography.” Obstacles can change airflow, create turbulence, potentially enhancing erosion, deposition, and/or transport of dune sediment.
🌜🗻 vibes today 🗻🌛
Lost is a long and lonely time
Fairy Sybil flying
All along the all along
The mountains of the moon
Another sticker in my beautiful arsenal ✨ I love the look of this sticker especially on my laptop! One of the best things about my stickers is they never leave any gross residew behind when taking them off 💕 Check it out today in my etsy shop 🌸
Got some pretty celestial things on extreme clearance this weekend. Dunno what they are for yet, but I always love stars and moons.
#stars #moon #celestial #beads
Stunning new art for over my fireplace!!! ☀️ 🌙 ✨ ♥️
*legal disclaimer: music doesn’t belong to me, was just playing on my radio 😘