May 11, 2016

The Mice Galaxies

The Mice Galaxies

Located 300 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices, the colliding galaxies have been nicknamed "The Mice" because of the long tails of stars and gas emanating from each galaxy. Otherwise known as NGC 4676, the pair will eventually merge into a single giant galaxy.

Image Credit: NASA, Holland Ford (JHU), the ACS Science Team and ESA
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