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News Release 117 of 959

June 14, 2012 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-29

Chance Alignment Between Galaxies Mimics a Cosmic Collision

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Video: NGC 3314A and NGC 3314B Pan Sequence

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This video pans across Hubble Space Telescope observations of NGC 3314A and NGC 3314B, a pair of galaxies in the constellation Hydra. While they might look like they are in the midst of a cosmic collision, they are in fact separated by tens of millions of light-years of space.

Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and W. Keel (University of Alabama)

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NGC 3314 Zoom Sequence Running Time: 55 seconds
NGC 3314A and NGC 3314B Pan Sequence Running Time: 55 seconds