Saturday, June 22, 2013

ARP 142

This image shows the two galaxies interacting. NGC 2936, once a standard spiral galaxy, and NGC 2937, a smaller elliptical, bear a striking resemblance to a penguin guarding its egg. This image is a combination of visible and infrared light, created from data gathered by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Planetary Camera 3 (WFC3).

Photo credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Note: For more information, see Hubble Spots Galaxies in Close Encounter.

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