Download the Hubble Heritage Image Collection (1998-2015)
About This Image
These two spiral galaxies, drawn together by gravity, started to interact a few hundred million years ago. The Antennae Galaxies are the nearest and youngest examples of a pair of colliding galaxies.
Acknowledgment: B. Whitmore (Space Telescope Science Institute)Learn more on the Hubble Heritage website Get supporting picture information including original images, caption and facts, and astronomer biographies. Learn more in NewsCenter HubbleSite's NewsCenter is the place to find the story behind this image, along with its original news release and all related images.