View Full Version : ESO Image Reveals Galaxy Duo in Explosive Dance

2009-Mar-16, 03:50 PM
The 'peculiar galaxy' Arp 261 has been imaged in unprecedented detail, revealing two galaxies in a slow motion — but highly chaotic and disruptive — close encounter.*Arp 261 lies about 70 million light-years distant in the constellation of Libra, the Scales. The new close-up was captured by the ESO’s Very Large Telescope,*at the Paranal Observatory [...]

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