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Hubble telescope captures two galaxies collide

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According to NASA, the Hubble telescope had a “front row seat” to capturing a sight we never would from Earth:

Image via NASA

What looks like a celestial object is actually two spiral galaxies combining. NASA named it IRAS 14348-1447, after the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) — the discoverer of the merge. It is over a billion light years away from Earth.



IRAS 14348-1447 looks the way that it does due to the huge amount of gas. It also interacts with other objects and movies around because of its chemical nature.

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