dancing galaxies

Limited Edition II/CC

more than 1500 Crystals on Canvas

Spiral galaxies NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 are passing dangerously close to each other, but each is likely to survive this collision. Typically when galaxies collide, a large galaxy eats a much smaller galaxy. In this case, however, the two galaxies are quite similar, each being a sprawling spiral with expansive arms and a compact core. As the galaxies advance over the next tens of millions of years, their component stars are unlikely to collide, although new stars will form in the bunching of gas caused by gravitational tides.

Made with Swarovski® Xillion Rose 2038 SS10: Crystal Aurora Boreale, Crystal Volcano and Crystal Meridian Blue on BLK3.0 acrylic 50 x 50 cm Canvas.

Hand signed and numbered on the back, signed initials on the front.

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Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA