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NGC 3314

(a pair of galaxies aligned with us)

NGC 3314 is two spiral galaxies, 117 and 140 million light-years away, aligned to appear as one object to us, which allows unique research as electromagnetic radiation from the further one passes through the nearer. There is no galaxy interaction: with their distance-difference, they are not close to each other. They are known as NGC3314a in front and NGC3314b behind. Characteristics:

Further reading:
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.008436Mpc117MlyNGC 3314
Coordinates:NGC 3314

Referenced by pages:
galaxy classification
New General Catalogue (NGC)
spiral galaxy