Galactic Photobombing

The galaxies NGC 4496A and NGC 4496B dominate this image, but despite appearing to be side-by-side, they actually very far apart, NGC 4496A is 47 million light-years from Earth, and NGC 4496B is 212 million light-years away. They only appear to overlap because of a chance alignment. They are too far from each other to interact.

Image Credit: NASA / ESA

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