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A Grazing Encounter Between two Spiral Galaxies

A Grazing Encounter Between two Spiral Galaxies


Depicts: NGC 2207, IRAS 06142-2121
Copyright: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)

In the direction of the constellation Canis Major, two spiral galaxies pass by each other like majestic ships in the night. The near-collision has been caught in images taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and its Wide Field Planetary Camera 2.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
29-Sep-2022 23:57 UT

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