Trio of Colliding Galaxies

Trio of Colliding Galaxies

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News release ID: STScI-2009-10
Release Date: Mar 3, 2009
Image Use: Copyright
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A small spiral galaxy is caught between two elliptical galaxies, in a cluster called the Hickson Compact Group 90. The ellipticals are stretching and will eventually swallow the smaller galaxy.

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Tags
Astronomical, Galaxies, Galaxy Clusters, Hubble Telescope, Interacting Galaxies

Credits

NASA, ESA, and R. Sharples (University of Durham)