Colliding Galaxies Are Producing A Spectacular Light Show. Some 130 million light years away, within the constellation Canis Major, two twinkling spiral galaxies are in the process of colliding, treating our eyes to a dazzling show. | IFLScience
This is an almost-true color image of the barred spiral galaxy known as NGC 1097. NGC 1097 is about 45-million light-years, in the Fornax constellation (southern hemisphere). NGC 1097 hosts a supermassive black hole at its center.