NGC 3718

A really messed-up galaxy.

That twisted-up galaxy at the top is NGC 3718. We don’t actually know if it’s a spiral or a lenticular galaxy, because the galaxy below it, NGC 3729, appears to have warped it beyond recognition when it passed by it. Also look for the cluster of five more distant galaxies just to the right of NGC 3718. There’s a lot going on in this tiny little patch of the sky!

NGC 3718

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