Transforming Galaxy (2013)

This galaxy’s designation is SDSSJ162702.56+432833.9 (among other, equally long and obscure identifiers)

If you’d like to know more about it, I suggest you read the proposal abstract here because I can’t explain the image without simply plagiarizing it.

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Copyright information:
Hubble data is public domain, but I put a lot of work into combining it into beautiful color images. The minimal credit line should read: NASA / ESA / J. Schmidt

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