NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently revealed a startling new record: an image showing a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 298.
According to NASA, in a statement, the astonishing record was set at a distance of 200 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus.
The neighboring constellations are Andromeda, Lacerta, Cygnus, Volpicola, Dolphin, and Eculeus, located north of Aquarius and Pisces.
As you can see in the record, the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7469 is the largest of the binary, while IC 5283 is the tiny galaxy. NGC 7469 is also home to a supermassive black hole and a bright ring of star clusters.
Astronomer Halton Arp has produced an exhibit of strange and fascinating galaxies known as the Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies – hence the word “Arp” in the name of the pair of galaxies.
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As detailed by NASA, the catalog displays galaxies with everything from segmented spiral arms to concentric rings.
By combining data from three Hubble proposals, the Arp 298 was captured in great detail in seven different filters from two Hubble devices – the Wide Field Camera 3 and the Advanced Camera for Surveys.
Also according to the information, this week the photo was posted on Instagram. Check picture:
Information from the NASA website
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