A collision of two galaxies has left a merged star system with an unusual appearance as well as bizarre internal motions. Messier 64 (M64) has a spectacular dark band of absorbing dust in front of the galaxy’s bright nucleus, giving rise to its nicknames of the "Black Eye" or "Evil Eye" galaxy.
Image Credit: NASA/AURA/STScI)/S. Smartt
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