NGC 4676
Object Information:

Name: NGC 4676

Object Information: This wonderfully detailed Hubble Telescope image shows two distant galaxies which appear to be in the process of colliding and merging. Astronomers believe that the long streams of stars and other material seen in this image have been pulled from each galaxy due to the gravitational interactionsas they pass by each other. Astronomers believe that the galaxies pictured here are more than 300 million light years distant.

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Image Information:

Camera: Hubble ACS

Filters Used: 814w, 606w and 475w

Color Assignments: red - 814w, green - 606w and blue - 475w