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A rose made of galaxies

A rose made of galaxies

Date: 20 April 2011
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Arp 273
Copyright: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

The distorted shape of the larger of the two galaxies shows signs of tidal interactions with the smaller of the two. It is thought that the smaller galaxy has actually passed through the larger one.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
24-Jun-2024 00:00 UT

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