A rather strange galaxy IRAS 06076-2139 (constellation Hare) got into the lens of Hubble. This object, distant from us for 500 million years, stands out from the group by the fact that it is actually represented by a pair of full-fledged galaxies that rush at a speed of 2 million km / h. It is believed that because of the high rates of speed they can not connect. But the distance between them is only 20,000 light years, which allows them to distort each other by gravity, changing structures on a large scale.
Such contacts are common and have long been studied by scientists. But the “dialogue methods” remain interesting: cannibalism, attempted assassination and clashes. One day, the Milky Way will be the victim of a blow from Andromeda. The event is expected in 4.5 billion years. But there is no point in worrying, because billions of stars dispersed at large distances live in galaxies. So no serious clashes between them are predicted.