Galaxies Mimic Cosmic Crash in Rare Hubble Telescope Picture
by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com Managing Editor
Date: 14 June 2012 Time: 11:23 AM ET
The Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a spectacular new image of two galaxies that look like they're slamming into each other, but in reality something just as rare is happening, scientists say.
In an amazing chance photograph, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped a view of two galaxies lining up, one behind the other, as viewed from the space telescope's vantage point. The image offers a rare view of the overlapping galaxies, which are collectively known as NGC 3314, Hubble scientists said in a statement.
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