Antennae Galaxy, also known as NGC 4038, NGC 4039, Ringtail Galaxy, Caldwell 60, Caldwell 61, PGC 37967, PGC 37969, Arp 244, UGCA 264 & UGCA 265, are two interacting galaxies that are Starburst galaxies located within the Corvus Constellation(Raven Constellation). These galaxies are both 45 Million Light Years and 65 Million Light Years from Earth. The Antennae Galaxy is 500,000 Light Years across. The Future of The Milky Way Galaxy and The Andromeda Galaxy is likely to be very similar to The Antennae Galaxy.
Profile of The Antennae Galaxy
The Antennae Galaxy was discovered in 1785 by German-Born British Astronomer William Herschel. The Antennae Galaxy 1.2 Billion Years Ago was two separate galaxies that eventually combined together to become The Antennae Galaxy. The Two Galaxies were NGC 4038 and NGC 4039. NGC 4038 was a Barred Spiral Galaxy and NGC 4039 was a Spiral Galaxy. NGC 4039 was more massive than NGC 4038 was. Within The Antennae Galaxy are Five Supernovae that have been discovered. The Supernovae are called SN 1921A, SN 1974E, SN 2004GT, SN 2007sr and SN 2013dk. These Supernovae were specifically seen inside NGC 4038.
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