Merging Galaxies UGC06471 and UGC06472

The picture at right shows a cosmic collision between two galaxies, UGC 06471 and UGC 06472. These collisions occurred frequently in the early universe, producing galaxies of unusual shapes. The Hubble telescope has spied many such galaxies in the deep field surveys.

Credit:

Rogier Windhorst (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ), the Hubble mid-UV team and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0104d
Type:Observation
Release date:11 January 2001, 18:30
Size:618 x 557 px

About the Object

Name:UGC 06471, UGC 06472
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:140 million light years
Constellation:Ursa Major

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BandWavelengthTelescope
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Mid-UV
225 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Ultraviolet
Mid-UV
300 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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