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  • A gas cloud near the Milky Way's central black hole
  • Black hole
  • Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83) visible light
  • Southern Pinwheel Galaxy M83 Centre
  • NGC 1300
  • The Andromeda Galaxy
  • M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy
  • M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy 2
  • Arp 273
  • NGC 6744 - A Milky Way Twin
  • Edge-On Galaxy NGC 5866
  • Arp 188 - The Tadpole Galaxy
  • The HCG 59 Group of Galaxies
  • Stephan's Quintet
  • Sizes of Galaxies
  • Sizes of Galaxies II
  • Sizes of Galaxies III
  • Supernova 1994D in NGC 4526
  • Our Local Group
  • Milky Way-Andromeda collision as seen from Earth
  • Milky Way - Andromeda Collision
  • NGC 2683 - The UFO Galaxy
  • Antennae Galaxies colliding
  • Centaurus A

The Tadpole Galaxy (or Arp 188) is currently suffering a strong interaction with another galaxy. Tidal forces have created a 280 000 light years long tail with massive star formations: there are many bright star clusters containing a huge quantity of young and hot blue stars. The galaxy is 420 million light years away from us in the constellation Draco. The intruder galaxy is estimated to be located about 300 000 light years behind Arp 188. Its foreground arms can be seen to the upper right. Part of the beauty of this image is the many background galaxies that you can discover on the full size version of this image.

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Arp 188 - The Tadpole Galaxy
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