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ESA/Hubble Photo Release heic1208: A Trick of Perspective — Chance Alignment Mimics a Cosmic Collision. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a highly 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 ...

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ESA/Hubble News
14 June 2012

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a highly 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 just happen to appear in the same direction from our vantage point.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1208/

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The ESO Education and Public Outreach Department
14 June 2012




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