Hubble captured a new image of two overlapping galaxies.

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Mohit kumar

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, W. Keel 

Two spiral galaxies named SDSS J115331 and LEDA 2073461 were imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, W. Keel

Both the galaxies are located more than a billion light-years from Earth.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, W. Keel

In this image, it appears like they are both about to collide, but it's not. According to NASA, the alignment of the two galaxies is likely just by chance – the two are not actually interacting.

Image Credit :Unsplash/Nadine Shaabana

While these two galaxies may simply be ships passing in the night, Hubble has captured a dazzling array of other, truly interacting galaxies, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). 

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured similar galaxies hanging out together in the past, such as NGC 1512 and NGC 1510.   

A 150-million-pixel image captured by NASA/ESA/CSA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in July shows an apparent grouping of five galaxies called Stephan's Quintet. 

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