A rose made of galaxies
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.
NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
About the Image
|Release date:||20 April 2011, 15:00|
|Size:||7887 x 7994 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting|
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
|Distance:||300 million light years|
Colours & filters
|390 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|475 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|600 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|