NGC 7806 (Image Credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona)

This strangely adorable trio—known as NGC 7806—is so obscure, not only do very few images exist, but information is incredibly scarce.

Taken by Adam Block from Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, this snapshot of NGC 7806 (otherwise known as Arp 112 or UGC 12911) may be the first colored image ever taken, and it’s high-resolution to boot. (See the second best version here)

That doesn’t mean it escapes notice. In fact, Block notes that the collective object is among the ten most talked about within the ranks of the Galaxy Zoo project: a joint effort between scientists and non-scientists that aims to identify and classify galactic bodies imaged for the Sloan Digitized Sky Survey (SDSS)(See a larger image here)


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