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Fraser
2012-Jun-14, 03:00 PM
The image above looks like a classic example of a collision between two galaxies. However, Hubble scientists have determined, this is just an illusion, a trick of perspective. The two galaxies, NGC 3314A and B are actually tens of millions of light years apart instead of merging in a galactic pileup. From our vantage point [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/95822/hubble-captures-fake-cosmic-collision/)

Cougar
2012-Jun-14, 03:37 PM
What would Arp do? :D

Special thanks to Bill Keel!

Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and W. Keel (University of Alabama)

ngc3314
2012-Jun-14, 04:51 PM
(Sits grinning and cackling, contemplating how big a poster the wall will hold).

'Tis the season, since it's just a very slow kind of transit!

publiusr
2012-Jun-15, 09:04 PM
Lovely image.