The larger, host galaxy, NGC 4449, may be “something of a living fossil,” representing what most galaxies probably looked like shortly after the Big Bang, Rich said. The galaxy is forming stars “so furiously” that it has giant clusters of young stars and even appears bluish — a sign of a young galaxy — to the eye in large amateur telescopes, he said.
NGC 4449 has a nucleus that may someday host a black hole and an irregular structure, lacking the spiral arms characteristic of many galaxies, he said. It is surrounded by a huge complex of hydrogen gas that spans approximately 300,000 light years, which may be fueling its burst of star formation.
12.5 million lights years away…
Either God lied or Ken Ham is wrong.
- Twisted Galaxy May be Survivor of Cosmic Crash (space.com)
- Small Twisted Galaxy Warped by Galactic ‘Stealth Merger’ (livescience.com)
- Twisted galaxy warped by ‘stealth merger’ (msnbc.msn.com)