Colliding Galaxies Tote

Colliding Galaxies

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THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

The three pictured galaxies — NGC 7173 (middle left), NCG 7174 (middle right) and NGC 7176 (lower right) — are part of the Hickson Compact Group 90, named after astronomer Paul Hickson, who first catalogued these small clusters of galaxies in the 1980s. NGC 7173 and NGC 7176 appear to be smooth, normal elliptical galaxies without much gas and dust. In stark contrast, NGC 7174 is a mangled spiral galaxy, barely clinging to independent existence as it is ripped apart by its close neighbours. The strong tidal interaction surging through the galaxies has dragged a significant number of stars away from their home galaxies. These stars are now spread out, forming a tenuous luminous component in the galaxy group.

Ultimately, astronomers believe that the stars in NGC 7174 will be redistributed into a giant ‘island universe’, tens to hundreds of times as massive as our own Milky Way.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and R. Sharples (University of Durham)

All-Over Print Tote

  • 100% spun polyester weather resistant fabric
  • Dual handles 100% natural cotton bull denim
  • Can safely carry up to 10 pounds
  • Bag 15″ x 15″ (38.1cm x 38.1cm)
  • Printed, cut, and hand-sewn by our in-house team
  • Made in America

NOTE: We updated our bags to be more durable and haven’t had a chance to re-shoot them all. Final product may vary slightly.

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