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AM 1953-260

A spiral galaxy formed into a ring alongside its interacting elliptical partner. The ring may go on to become something like the Cartwheel Galaxy or Hoag's Object, or perhaps the structure is more transient than that. The Universe uses its boundless tracts of spacetime to keep its secrets from us.

 

Establishing HST's Low Redshift Archive of Interacting Systems

 

All Channels: ACS/WFC F606W

 

North is 4.01° clockwise from up.

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Uploaded on July 1, 2019