NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently revealed a startling new record: An image shows a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 298.
As detailed by NASA, in a statement, the record was captured at a staggering 200 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Pegasus.
Neighboring constellations are Andromeda, Lacerta, Cygnus, Vulpecula, Delphinus, Equalius, which lie to the north of Aquarius and Pisces.
As you can see in the record, the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7469 is larger than the pair, while IC 5283 is its smaller counterpart. NGC 7469 is also home to an active supermassive black hole and a luminous ring of star clusters.
Astronomer Halton Arp has compiled a gallery of strange and wonderful galaxies known as the Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies – hence the “ARP” in the galaxy pair’s name.
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As detailed by NASA, the catalog contains galaxies with everything from segmented spiral arms to concentric rings.
Combining data from three of Hubble’s resolutions, Arp 298 is captured in spectacular detail in seven different filters from two of Hubble’s instruments – the Wide Field Camera 3 and the Advanced Camera for Surveys.
Also, according to the information, the picture was shared on Instagram this week. Check Photo:
With information from NASA’s website