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Anne’s Image of the Day: Interacting Galaxies Arp 142

16 Apr 2014, 13:39 UTC
Anne’s Image of the Day: Interacting Galaxies Arp 142
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April 16, 2014 Arp 142, a pair of interacting galaxies in Hydra Image Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Arp 142 (also known as the Penguin with Egg) is a pair of interacting galaxies, containing the upper disturbed spiral galaxy NGC 2936 – hurrying away from us with approximately 6,989 kilometers [continue reading]

April 16, 2014
Arp 142, a pair of interacting galaxies in Hydra

Image Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Arp 142 (also known as the Penguin with Egg) is a pair of interacting galaxies, containing the upper disturbed spiral galaxy NGC 2936 – hurrying away from us with approximately 6,989 kilometers per second – along with its smaller elliptical companion, NGC 2937 – receding from us at some 6,806 kilometers per second – at the lower left of this image. Arp 142 lies about 326 million light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Hydra (the Water Snake).
The name “Arp 142″ derives from being included in Arp’s Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, a catalog of 338 peculiar galaxies, drawn up by Halton Arp in the years from 1962 through 1967 and published by the California Institute of Technology. Arp’s catalog ...

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