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Interacting galaxies Arp 273

The pair, called Arp 273, includes large spiral galaxy, UGC 1810, and smaller companion galaxy, UGC 1813.


A pair of interacting galaxies


Found in the constellation Andromeda

Distance from Earth

Located roughly 300 million light-years away from Earth

This photogenic group of interacting galaxies has been distorted into a shape resembling a rose.

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"Fast Facts: Interacting galaxies Arp 273" is  table that lists the name, location, size, and distance of these interacting galaxies from Earth. A picture of the galaxies is included.

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How to use in the classroom

Use this resource as:

A source of information. Read the table to find out about these galaxies.

A mapping activity. Locate the galaxies' associated constellation on a star map.

A large-number recognition activity. Have students study this table and other galaxy Fast Fact tables.  Students can order objects based upon their distances from Earth.

An inquiry tool. Have students write down questions they would like answered about the image and the information in the Fast Facts table.

An engagement tool. Involve students in a discussion.

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HubbleSite press release: "NASA's Hubble Celebrates 21st Anniversary with 'Rose' of Galaxies"

Amazing Space resources by topic: Galaxies