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Tadpole Galaxy

The peculiar spiral Arp 188, known as Tadpole Galaxy, has a long tail. This was created by another galaxy rushing right through it. In the tail are numerous and large star forming areas.

Constellation: Draco
Distance: 420 million light-years
Visual magnitude: 15.0
Length: circa 400 000 light-years
Type: SB

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Photo: ACS Science & Engineering Team, NASA

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