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Interacting Galaxies

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On February 6, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Science,Weekend | Comments Disabled

 

About 300 million light-years away, only four of these five galaxies are actually locked in a cosmic dance of repeated close encounters. The odd man out is easy to spot, though. The interacting galaxies have an overall yellowish cast. But the predominantly bluish galaxy is closer, just 40 million light-years distant, and isn’t part of the interacting group.
Source: apod.nasa.gov [1] via Buzzfeed [2]


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