Interacting Galaxies Arp 273 lithograph
- Photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope
This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows an especially photogenic group of interacting galaxies called Arp 273.
- Facts of interest about the image
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, known as UGC 1813, below it.
- Classroom activity
Included is an inquiry-based classroom activity that focuses on the image and text.
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