NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently revealed a startling new record: an image shows an interacting pair of galaxies called Arp 298.
As detailed by NASA, in a statement, the record was captured 200 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus.
The neighboring constellations are Andromeda, Lacerta, Cygnus, Vulpecula, Delphinus, Equuleus, located north of Aquarius and Pisces.
As you can see from the file, the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7469 is the larger of the duo, while IC 5283 is its tiny counterpart. NGC 7469 is also home to an active supermassive black hole and a bright ring of star clusters.
Astronomer Halton Arp has produced a gallery of weird 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 features galaxies with everything from segmented spiral arms to concentric rings.
By combining data from three Hubble proposals, Arp 298 is captured in glorious detail in seven different filters from two Hubble instruments – the Wide Field Camera 3 and the Advanced Survey Camera.
Also according to information, the image was shared this week on Instagram. Check the picture:
With information from the NASA website