Hubble Images Arp 142, an Interacting Galaxy Duo

Posted on June 23, 2013

Arp 142 Hubble Image


Hubble has imaged Arp 142, an interacting galaxy duo. Arp 142 lies 326 million light-years away in the southern constellation Hydra. Arp 142 consists of contains the warped spiral galaxy NGC 2936 and its elliptical companion, NGC 2937 at lower left. NASA says the orbits of the galaxy's stars have become scrambled due to gravitational tidal interactions with the other galaxy.

You can view a very large image of Hubble's Arp 142 image here.

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

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