Interacting Galaxies Arp 274
Interacting Galaxies Arp 274
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News release ID: STScI-2009-06
Release Date: Jan 28, 2009
Image Use: Copyright
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Arp 274 is a pair of galaxies. Drawn together by their gravity, they are starting to interact. The spiral shapes of these galaxies are mostly intact, but evidence can be seen of the gravitational distortions they are creating within each other. When galaxies interact and merge together, the gas clouds inside them often form tremendous numbers of new stars.


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Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Interacting Galaxies

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Credit: Digitized Sky Survey (DSS), STScI/AURA, and Palomar/Caltech, and UKSTU/AAO