Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and W. Keel (University of Alabama)

The Hubble Space Telescope here shows us a rare view of two overlapping galaxies. The two galaxies look as if they are colliding, but they are actually separated by tens of millions of light-years or about ten times the distance between our Milky Way and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy.

The chance alignment of the two galaxies, as seen from Earth, gives a unique look at the silhouetted spiral arms in the closer face-on spiral, NGC 3314A. The picture was taken last week by the Hubble space telescope.