The Antennae Galaxies.

How these colliding galaxies could reveal the fate of our Milky Way.

The Antennae Galaxies, also known as NGC 4038 (left) and NGC 4039 (right), are a pair of interacting galaxies 45 million light years away that were first discovered by William Herschel in 1785. Located in the NGC 4038 group along with five other galaxies, they are currently in the process of colliding. This particular image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and shows how the collision is affecting the two galaxies.

They began colliding a few hundred million years ago, making them one of the youngest and

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