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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Astronomy Tuesday


Sometimes I almost think they're just screwing with us.

The Hubble team, I mean. They release exquisite, heartbreakingly beautiful images like this one, and expect us to believe that these are real things, that 300 light years away one galaxy slipped through another and the resulting tidal forces and distortions just happened to form what human brains see as a perfect space flower.

This pair of galaxies is called Arp 273. Or so they claim.

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

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