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Galaxy pair M81 and M82
- Title Galaxy pair M81 and M82
- Released 25/04/2006 10:06 am
- Copyright ESA/Hubble and Digitized Sky Survey 2
The spiral galaxy M81 and the neighbour galaxy M82 are forming a physical pair. A few tens of million years ago, the smaller M82 collided with M81. This gravitational interaction deformed M82 and caused its concentrated burst of star formation.
- Id 220901