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Arp 238 (UGC 8335)

UGC 8335 is a strongly interacting pair of spiral galaxies resembling two ice skaters. The interaction has united the galaxies via a bridge of material and has yanked two strongly curved tails of gas and stars from the outer parts of their bodies . Both galaxies show dust lanes in their centers. UGC 8335 is located in the constellation of Ursa Major, the Great Bear, about 400 million light-years from Earth. It is the 238th galaxy in Arp's Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies.

This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.
Technical facts about this image About the object
Object name: UGC 8335, VV 250a, Arp 238, KPG 369B
Object description: Interacting Galaxies
Position (J2000): 13 15 34.50
+62 07 33.9
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: 400 million light-years (150 million parsecs)
About the data
Data description: The Hubble image was created using HST data from proposal 10592: A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University)
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure date(s): May 10, 2002
Exposure time: 36 minutes
Filters: F435W (B) and F814W (I)

http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/16/image/ah/ (direct link)

24 April 2008 (2008-04-24)

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


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