Skip to comments.A Chance Alignment between Galaxies
Posted on 06/18/2012 12:49:04 PM PDT by null and void
Courtesy of NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration and W. Keel (University of Alabama)
The Hubble Space Telescope shows a rare view of a pair of overlapping galaxies, called NGC 3314. The two galaxies look as if they are colliding, but they are actually separated by tens of millions of light-years, or about ten times the distance between our Milky Way and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy. The chance alignment of the two galaxies, as seen from Earth, gives a unique look at the silhouetted spiral arms in the closer face-on spiral, NGC 3314A.
With my luck, it will be cloudy tonight, and I’ll miss the whole thing!
Funny you should say that.
Dec. 21 , 2012 is the day that the Age of Aquarius officially starts. (even though hippies think it started in 1960).
“When the stars are right...”
Will the Order of the Trapezoid return our emails?
Hubble images are just beautiful!
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