Hubble telescope has captured NGC 6052, a galaxy in the Hercules constellation about 230 million light-years from us. At first glance it looks like a massive galactic firework but closer look tells us that it is in fact one of the rarest phenomenons in space, two galaxies merging together, creating a whole new one.
European Space Agency (ESA) wrote that, “It would be reasonable to think of this as a single abnormal galaxy, and it was originally classified as such. It is, in fact, a ‘new’ galaxy in the process of forming.” Scientists explained that during such an event, the stars from each galaxy and their planets are thrown off current orbits to new orbits.
It might take millions of years to form the new galaxy and the final one maybe completely different from each of the original galaxies. The new galaxy will have new constellations and new planetary formations.