Dancing Galaxies NGC 6872 & IC 4970
Credit: Gemini Observatory
Image of NGC 6872 (left) and companion galaxy IC 4970 (right) locked in a tango as the two galaxies gravitationally interact. The galaxies lie about 200 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Pavo (the Peacock).
Minimum Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA/Australian Gemini Office.
Full Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA/Australian Gemini Office, Sydney Girls High School Astronomy Club, Travis Rector (University of Alaska, Anchorage), and Ángel López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Observatory/Macquarie University).
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