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January 28, 2009 12:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2009-06

Hubble's Next Discovery, You Decide


Image: Interacting Galaxies Arp 274

Interacting Galaxies Arp 274

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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.

Object Name: Arp 274

Image Type: Astronomical

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


The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: Candidate Objects for 'Hubble's Next Discovery -- You Decide' Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration Candidate Objects for 'Hubble's Next Discovery -- You Decide'PRC2009-06b Star-Forming Region NGC 6334 Image Type: Astronomical Star-Forming Region NGC 6334 Planetary Nebula NGC 6072 Image Type: Astronomical Planetary Nebula NGC 6072 Planetary Nebula NGC 40 Image Type: Astronomical Planetary Nebula NGC 40 Spiral Galaxy NGC 5172 Image Type: Astronomical Spiral Galaxy NGC 5172 Edge-on Galaxy NGC 4289 Image Type: Astronomical Edge-on Galaxy NGC 4289

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