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Taken 12-Dec-18
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Date modified12-Dec-18 08:39
The Mice Galaxies: NGC 4676A & NGC 4676B

The Mice Galaxies: NGC 4676A & NGC 4676B

The Mice Galaxies or NGC 4676A and NGC 4676B are two colliding spiral galaxies located about 290 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. Galactic tidal forces have created massive long "tails" that appear to flow either side of the respective centers of the two interacting galaxies. It may be hard to see but there are hundreds of other galaxies in this image, all part of the Coma Cluster of galaxies.

Using both ESA/ESO/NASA provided software and Photoshop I combined three b&w Hubble Telescope images (courtesy NASA and MAST) captured with wide-band filters at 475nm (light blue), 606nm (orange), and 814nm (deep red/near-infrared) to create this image.