|These interacting galaxies (NGC 4438 on the left and NGC 4435 to the right)
lie in the heart of the Virgo cluster. If
either of these galaxies was a spiral, such structures were disturbed long
ago by gravitational forces due to close encounters with other galaxies and
the heavyweight - M87. These galaxies are around
40 million light years away.
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
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