Hubble Peers at a Cosmic Optical Illusion

At first glance, this Hubble picture appears to capture two space giants entangled in a fierce celestial battle, with two galaxies entwined and merging to form one. But this shows just how easy it is to misinterpret the jumble of sparkling stars and get the wrong impression β€” as it’s all down to a trick of perspective. By chance, these galaxies appear to be aligned from our point of view. In the foreground, the irregular dwarf galaxy PGC 16389 β€” seen here as a cloud of stars β€” covers its…

Hubble Peers at a Cosmic Optical Illusion

Source: Cool Sci-Fi

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