NASA celebrates Hubble-Vein with ‘Greater Pumpkins’ constellations

The Hubble Space Telescope captured two galaxies in the process of colliding. Their orange color earned them the nickname “Greater Pumpkin”.

NASA, ESA and W. Kiel (University of Alabama)

The It’s a big pumpkin, Charlie Brown animated peanut special This year’s broadcast may not be airing on TV, but check out Your Giant Pumpkin International Halloween OK. The Hubble Space Telescope spied on a galaxy that could pass by as a space jack-o-light.

Hubble – a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency – captured a terrifying scene of two galaxies colliding, and it reminded NASA of the peanut pumpkin, hence the nickname “Greater Pumpkin”.

“‘Great’ is a shortcoming in this case, because the galaxy spans 100,000 light-years.” NASA said in a statement on Thursday. “Pumpkin ‘glowing’ eyes’ are the bright, star-filled cores of each galaxy that have amazing black holes.” NASA pointed to the smile-like formation of stars curved beneath the pair.

The orange-esh color comes from the red stars. The galaxies, officially named NGC 2292 and NGC 2293, are still in the process of their slow-mo collision. Both could end up forming a giant spiral galaxy.

The constellations are located in the Canis Major galaxy 120 million light years away from us.

Greater pumpkin nickname is a good fit though, for fans Nightmare before Christmas You can see the strong resemblance to another popular Halloween character: Jack Skeelington.

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