NASA has released
a colorful image snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the galaxy pair Arp 303.
Arp 303 lies in
the constellation of Sextans, approximately 275 million light-years away.
The pair was
discovered on March 21, 1893 by the French astronomer Stéphane Javelle.
It consists of the
barred spiral galaxy IC 563 (bottom right) and the spiral galaxy IC 564 (top left).
Otherwise known as
ECO 5809, LEDA 28032 and IRAS 09437+0317, IC 563 is about 70,000 light-years across.
IC 564 has a diameter of 135,000 light-years.