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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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