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NASA shares spooky space photographs without a time to spare for Halloween

Pictures shared by NASA this week exhibit the spooky wonders of space only in front of the most absurd day of the year: Halloween.

The office presented two pictures on Twitter: one of a divine wonder giving off an impression of being a galactic ghoul, and one of the sun looking like a consuming jack-o’- light.

The “ghostly apparition,” as NASA depicted it Tuesday on Twitter, was really a picture of two galaxies colliding, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in June.

Each ‘eye’ is the bright core of a galaxy, one of which slammed into another,” NASA clarified on its site. “The outline of the face is a ring of young blue stars. Other clumps of new stars form a nose and mouth.”

The head-on crash will give the galaxies a ring structure for around 100 million years, which is an uncommon infinite situation, as indicated by NASA. Inevitably, in around 1 or 2 billion years, the two cosmic systems will completely combine.

However, meanwhile, don’t give the creepy picture a chance to frequent your fantasies. The galactic devil is around 704 million light-years from Earth.

With respect to the picture that takes after a threatening pumpkin head, fit distinctly for a character from Sleepy Hollow, it was initially taken in 2014 by the Solar Dynamics Observatory and re-shared on Twitter Monday. The sun’s dynamic areas are lit up as markers of an exceptional and complex arrangement of attractive fields floating in the sun’s air, NASA said.

“This image blends together two sets of wavelengths at 171 and 193 angstroms, typically colorized in gold and yellow, to create a particularly Halloween-like appearance,” NASA said on its site.

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