Fast Facts: Interacting Galaxies Arp 147

Fast Facts: Interacting Galaxies Arp 147
Name The pair of galaxies is called Arp 147.
Description A pair of interacting galaxies that appears to form the number "10" because of each galaxy's orientation toward Earth. The left-most galaxy, resembling the number "1," appears nearly on edge to our line of sight. The right-most galaxy, resembling a zero, appears face-on to our line of sight.
Location Found in the constellation Cetus
Distance from Earth Located roughly 430 million light-years away from Earth
Interacting Galaxies Arp 147
The galaxy at left passed through the galaxy at right, probably causing the blue ring of intense star formation, at right. The lefthand galaxy is relatively undisturbed by the interaction, apart from a smooth ring of starlight.

Fast Facts: Interacting Galaxies Arp 147