GOTD: Galaxy Of The Day

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Re: GOTD: Galaxy Of The Day

Post by AVAO » Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:49 pm

03.02.2024 I HST: Arp 72 - Two’s company NGC 5996 & NGC 5994
universe today | Original release 2024 April 01
A large spiral galaxy with a smaller neighbouring galaxy. The spiral galaxy is wide and distorted, with colourful dust. Its companion lies close by it at the end of a spiral arm, to the lower left. A long, faint tail of stars reaches up from the right side of the spiral galaxy to the top of the image. Several small, distant galaxies can be seen in the background, as well as one bright star in the foreground.

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