Inseparable galactic twins

Looking towards the constellation of Triangulum (The Triangle), in the northern sky, lies the galaxy pair MRK 1034. The two very similar galaxies, named PGC 9074 (bottom) and PGC 9071 (top), are close enough to one another to be bound together by gravity, although no gravitational disturbance can yet be seen in the image. These objects are probably only just beginning to interact gravitationally.

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt


i freakin love this bit because he doesn’t act all shy and grossed out like omg peeaarrrlll because he’s happy he has SOMEONE there. He waves and smiles and keeps going because he’s proud of his bird mom and  also proud of his performance. And pearl’s all excited because loOK AT ROSE’S BOY GETTING UP IN FRONT OF ALL THOSE PEOPLE PERFORMING THE HISTORICALLY CORRECT PLAY idk I just love steven and pearl’s relationship so much. Peopel who say pearl doesn’t give a flying frittata about steven need to re-evaluate their ideas.