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Antennae Galaxy

NGC 4038 and 4039 are colliding disk galaxies without a spiral structure. Caused by the collision is an outcast of gas as well as a high stellar birth rate.

Constellation: Corvus
Distance: 45 million light-years

NGC 4038

Visual magnitude: 10.30
Type: S0

NGC 4039

Visual magnitude: 10.60
Type: S0

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