Maxime Taccardi “A Tribute to Mayhem” (painted with my blood)
Discovered in 1781 by Pierre Méchain, it lies in the constellation Canes Venatici and is 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth. It is a Seyfert Galaxy, one of the two largest groups of active galaxies.
Due to the strange, Quasar-like emission lines coming out from its core, it is suspected that this galaxy is falling into a supermassive black hole.
(Image credit: NASA/CXC/University of Maryland)