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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Astronomy Tuesday



These two galaxies aren't colliding, but they are engaged in a slow gravitational dance that has them circling slowly, very very slowly, around each other.

NGC 5394/5395 is sometimes referred to as the Heron Galaxy, and if you turn this image sideways, you can definitely see the resemblance.

Image Credit: Gemini, NSF, OIR Lab, AURA; Text: Ryan Tanner (NASA/USRA)

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