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Wild's Triplet


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A group of three disturbed barred spiral galaxies with luminous connecting bridges, about 200 million l.y. away in the constellation of Virgo. The bridges are probably the result of gravitational tidal interactions between the galaxies. The trio is named after the British-born Australian astronomer (John) Paul Wild (1923–2008), who investigated it in the early 1950s.

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