10,000 times more luminous than our Milky Way, a series of the universe’s “brightest infrared galaxies” have been captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Using a natural phenomenon called gravitation lensing, the galactic imagery has been magnified to “reveal a tangled web of misshapen objects punctuated by exotic patterns, such as rings and arcs,” according to NASA. What’s even more curious about the shapes: speculating leads scientists to believe that may have been produced by way of an astronomical collision of massive but distant smaller galaxies. Head over to the Huffington Post to view more photos of the ultra-luminous starbursts.
Hubble’s New Galactic Finds