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Hubble image of Arp 142

Hubble image of Arp 142

Date: 20 June 2013
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Arp 142, NGC 2936, NGC 2937
Copyright: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

This image shows the two galaxies interacting. NGC 2936, once a standard spiral galaxy, and NGC 2937, a smaller elliptical, bear a striking resemblance to a penguin guarding its egg. This image is a combination of visible and infrared light, created from data gathered by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Planetary Camera 3 (WFC3).

Last Update: 1 September 2019
25-Jul-2024 12:04 UT

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