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ARP 273: A Galactic Rose

Image Credit and Copyright: ESA/Hubble

Who would have imagined space botany? This pair of galaxies-which are not in fact real flowers- is known together as Arp 273. Theories suggest the bottom of the two actually “passed through” the upper. These tidally interacting galaxies form a true bouquet of stars.

-Julia

(Sources: NASA/ESA/Hubble)

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