Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and W. Keel (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa)

AM 1316-241, otherwise known as ESO 508-45, is the collective name of two interacting galaxies, found approximately 400 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Hydra. On the left, we have a spiral galaxy, and an elliptical stands on the right—the latter illuminates the foreground galaxy, bringing many subtle details to light. I couldn’t find many details online (and by that, I mean basically nothing), so here’s what NASA has to say about them:

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