Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 32nd anniversary with gorgeous gravitational 'dance' photo

Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 32nd anniversary with gorgeous gravitational ‘dance’ photo

The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a unique group of merging galaxies that provides a glimpse into processes in the early universe.

The five galaxies, known as the Hickson Compact Group (HCG) 40, are in the process of merging into a single entity, a process that will be complete roughly a billion years from now, Hubble officials said in a statement. The officials released the image in anticipation of the venerable telescope’s 32nd anniversary, which occurs on Sunday (April 24).

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