A "Rose" Made of Galaxies: Arp 273

A "Rose" Made of Galaxies: Arp 273

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News release ID: STScI-2011-11
Release Date: Apr 3, 2015
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This image shows the interacting galaxy pair called Arp 273. The disk of the larger galaxy is distorted into a rose-like shape by the gravitational pull of the companion galaxy below it. A swath of blue, jewel-like points across the top is the combined light from clusters of bright and hot young stars.

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Tags
Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Interacting Galaxies, Spiral Galaxies

Credits

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