March 27, 2015

A rose made of galaxies - ARP 273

Arp 273 Galaxy

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.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
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