Hubble image of Arp 142

This image shows the two galaxies interacting. NGC 2936, once a standard spiral galaxy, and NGC 2937, a smaller elliptical, bear a striking resemblance to a penguin guarding its egg. This image is a combination of visible and infrared light, created from data gathered by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Planetary Camera 3 (WFC3).

Credit:

NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

About the Image

Id:heic1311a
Type:Observation
Release date:20 June 2013, 18:00
Related releases:heic1311
Related announcements:ann1306
Size:3368 x 4426 px

About the Object

Name:Arp 142, NGC 2936, NGC 2937
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Hubble Images Videos
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:400 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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