A Chance Alignment Between Galaxies

A Chance Alignment Between Galaxies

The Hubble Space Telescope shows a singular perspective of a span of overlapping galaxies, called NGC 3314. The dual galaxies demeanour as if they are colliding, though they are indeed distant by tens of millions of light-years, or about 10 times a stretch between a Milky Way and a adjacent Andromeda galaxy. The possibility fixing of a dual galaxies, as seen from Earth, gives a singular demeanour during a silhouetted turn arms in a closer face-on spiral, NGC 3314A.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, a Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and W. Keel (University of Alabama)