An Un-peculiar Trio of Galaxies?: Hubble’s Universe Unfiltered

In 2009, HubbleSite let the public vote on an object to be observed by the Hubble Telescope. The world picked Arp 274, a trio of galaxies 400 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo. The galaxies appeared at first to be overlapping, but may actually be distant from one another.

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