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Close Encounter

June 21, 2013
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).

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

[ Read the Article: New Hubble Image Shows Two Galaxies Getting Up Close And Personal ]



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