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Touching You, Touching Me

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; Acknowledgement: Luca Limatola
Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Two spiral galaxies wrestle each other, slowly distorting in this event named 2MASX J06094582-2140234. The interaction may result…Read More »

in a merger of the two galaxies, as scientists predict our Milky Way Galaxy will do with the Andromeda Galaxy after hundreds of millions of years. However, these two galaxies pictured may avoid merging, and merely have the effect of distorting their partner’s arms without a collision. Image released July 28, 2014.

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