Hubble brings this weeks awesomeness with a tricky image of two galaxies colliding

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ESA announced today that Hubble telescope has caught a picture of two galaxies placed in a peculiar way. If you look at them it seems that they are colliding when, in fact, they are many light years apart.

The two galaxies are NGC 3314A and B and our position enables us to see them as overlapping. Most probably we see them overlapping because of the gravitational microlensing which enables light to bend its path based on gravitational forces exerted by galaxies or even our own Sun.

All in all, but this is the picture of the week. Simply enjoy space.
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Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and W. Keel (University of Alabama)

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