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Picture of the Day - A Grazing Encounter Between two Spiral Galaxies

Published by Matt on Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:34 pm via: Hubble ESA
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In the direction of the constellation Canis Major, two spiral galaxies pass by each other like majestic ships in the night. The near-collision has been caught in images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and its Wide Field Planetary Camera 2.

A Grazing Encounter Between two Spiral Galaxies. Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)

A Grazing Encounter Between two Spiral Galaxies. Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)

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