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Diana Battefeld, The Dancers by dbattefeld Diana Battefeld, The Dancers by dbattefeld
The Dancers, 2015 [Oil on Canvas]. The Dancers are two Spiral Galaxies are  also known as NGC 2207 (bigger galaxy) and IC 2163 (smaller one),  and were first discovered by John Herschel in 1835. These galaxies are in the act of merging and are located about 150 million light-years away in the constellation of Canis Major. A light year is the distance light travels in one year and equal to about 9 500 000 000 000 000 meters. In a few billion years, they will merge into a single, larger spiral galaxy. Since the distance between any two stars in these galaxies is so vast, several light years, none of them will collide with one another during the merger. I only painted the visible matter but there is a larger, surrounding dark matter halo as well.

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startwister218 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is exeptionally beautilful!
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