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NGC 1512 and NGC 1510

Date: 27 July 2017
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 1510, NGC 1512
Copyright: NASA, ESA/Hubble, CC BY 4.0

This composite image, created out of two different pointings from Hubble, shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1512 (left) and the dwarf galaxy NGC 1510 (right). Both galaxies are about 30 million light-years away from Earth and currently in the process of merging. At the end of this process NGC 1512 will have cannibalised its smaller companion.

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Last Update: 27 July 2017

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