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Title: Owl in flight
A pair of former disk galaxies that are colliding resembles an owl in flight

Photo courtesy NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble
Collaboration, and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/
Stony Brook University)

ESO 148-2 is a beautiful object that resembles an owl in flight. It consists of a pair of former disk galaxies undergoing a collision. Two huge wings sweep out from the center and curve in opposite directions. These are tails of stars and gas.