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pair of interacting galaxies called arp 273. the larger of the spiral galaxies, known as ugc 1810, has a disk that is distorted into a rose-like shape by the gravitational tidal pull of the companion galaxy below it, known as ugc 1813. ~ credit: nasa, esa, and the hubble heritage team (stsci/aura)

Starry Night, so named because it reminded astronomers of the Van Gogh painting. It is a halo of light around a star in the Milky Way.

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9 Incredible Photos of our Universe

Composite image of spiral galaxy NGC 3627 which is located about 30 million light years from Earth.

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Carina Nebula. Pinner wrote: When I consider lots of tones and sounds coming together this is the image I think. Lots of different colours colliding and flowing in deep waves and strokes To find out more about the age of the #Universe, read this article and see how old the Universe actually is: http://astronomyisawesome.com/universe/the-age-of-the-universe/

IC 342, the Hidden Galaxy, is positioned only 10 degrees above the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, so its light is heavily obscured and reddened by dust. It is 7 million light-years away but is not part of our Local Group of galaxies. Credit: Bruce Waddington

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Napoleon: You have written this huge book on the system of the world without once mentioning the author of the universe. ~~ Laplace: Sire, I had no need of that hypothesis. ~ | LATER| Lagrange: Ah, but that is a fine hypothesis. It explains so many things.

NGC 3718 (Arp 214) Distance: 42.4 Million Light Years NGC 3718 and its companion NGC 3729 are physically related members of the Ursa Major galaxy cluster. The two galaxies appear to orbit each other at a projected separation of 147,000 light years. NGC 3718 seems to have a rudimentary bar and spiral structure although it is recognized as a peculiar galaxy and as such is listed within Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies. via Dark Matter on Facebook