Galaxy NGC 4485 in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs) is shown in this handout provided by NASA, May 16, 2014. The galaxy, irregular in shape, has been dragged towards a second ... more 
Galaxy NGC 4485 in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs) is shown in this handout provided by NASA, May 16, 2014. The galaxy, irregular in shape, has been dragged towards a second galaxy, named NGC 4490, which lies out of frame to the bottom right of this image. Between them, these two galaxies make up a galaxy pair called Arp 269. Their interactions have warped them both, turning them from spiral galaxies into irregular ones. NGC 4485 is the smaller galaxy in this pair, which provides a fantastic real-world example for astronomers to compare to their computer models of galactic collisions. REUTERS/ESA/Hubble & NASA/Handout via Reuters (OUTER SPACE - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less 
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