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ESO 593-8 is an impressive pair of interacting galaxies with a feather-like galaxy crossing a companion galaxy. The two components will probably merge to form a single galaxy in the future. The pair is adorned with a number of bright blue star clusters. ESO 593-8 is located in the constellation of Sagittarius, the Archer, some 650 million light-years away from Earth. http://sci.esa.int/hubble/42645-eso-593-8/
The Whirlpool Galaxy 51 is a popular target for professional astronomers, who study it to further understand galaxy structure particularly structure associated with the spiral arms and galaxy interactions. This image is part of a “quartet of galaxies” collaboration of professional and amateur astronomers that combines optical data from amateur telescopes with data from the archives of NASA missions.