Wallpaper: Trio of Colliding Galaxies

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Trio of Colliding Galaxies

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A small spiral galaxy is caught between two elliptical galaxies, in a cluster called the Hickson Compact Group 90. The ellipticals are stretching and will eventually swallow the smaller galaxy.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and R. Sharples (University of Durham)

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