A pair of colliding spiral galaxies

hubble-arp-272-is-a-pair-of-colliding-spiral-galaxies-in-the-constellation-of-hercules1A pair of colliding spiral galaxies

Arp 272 is a pair of colliding spiral galaxies consisting of NGC 6050 and IC 1179, 450 million light-years away in the constellation of Hercules (The little galaxy above them is a background galaxy)

This image is taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia/NRAO/Stony Brook University)

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