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Astronomy Photo of the Day: 12/28/14 — Zw I 136

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt
Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA (Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt)

Meet a pair of interacting galaxies collectively known as  Zw I 136. They definitely aren’t the biggest, brightest or most beautiful, but they are still remarkably interesting from a scientific point of view. Believed to lurk around 443 million light years away from Earth in the Draco constellation, these two fuzzy galaxies do not conform to the traditional standards of known, categorized galaxy types; they exert their individuality instead. They also make something called “galactic soup.’

From the European Space Agency (ESA),

During the Hubble’s Hidden Treasures image processing contest, Judy Schmidt submitted one version of the image you see above.

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