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The galaxies in this cosmic pairing display some curious features, demonstrating that each member of the duo is close enough to feel the distorting gravitational influence of the other.
The nebula Messier 78 takes center stage in this image while the stars powering the bright display take a backseat.
The Orion Nebula is much more than just a pretty face, offering astronomers a close-up view of a massive star-forming region to help advance our understanding of stellar birth and evolution.
ESOâ€™s Hidden Treasures 2010 astrophotography competition attracted nearly 100 entries, and ESO is delighted to announce the winners.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.