UGC 8335 is a strongly interacting pair of spiral galaxies. The interaction has united the galaxies via a bridge of material and has yanked two strongly curved tails of gas and stars from their outer parts. Both galaxies show dust lanes in their centres. UGC 8335 is located in the constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear, about 400 million light-years from Earth. It is the 238th galaxy in Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies.
This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.