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Whale and Hockey Stick
« on: 2019 March 16 18:48:42 »
NGC 4631 (top left) and NGC 4656 (bottom right) are known as the Whale Galaxy and Hockey Stick Galaxy, respectively. The Whale is distorted due to its interaction with NGC 4627 just to its left. Both are about 25 million light years away. The Hockey Stick, about 30 million light years from Earth, is distorted by a small galaxy just off the tip of the “blade.”

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