Hubble view of NGC 3314

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced an incredibly detailed image of a pair of overlapping galaxies called NGC 3314. While the two galaxies look as if they are in the midst of a collision, this is in fact a trick of perspective: the two are in chance alignment from our vantage point.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and W. Keel (University of Alabama)

About the Image

Id:heic1208a
Type:Observation
Release date:14 June 2012, 15:00
Related releases:heic1208
Size:3276 x 2928 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3314, NGC 3314A, NGC 3314B
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:150 million light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
B+V
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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