"Somos polvo de estrellas, somos el medio para que el Cosmos se conozca a sí mismo, una mota solitaria en la inmensa oscuridad cósmica. El nitrógeno en tu ADN, el calcio en tus dientes, el hierro en tu sangre, el carbón en tu cuerpo.. Todos, elementos creados en el interior de estrellas colapsando, creadas hace millones de años antes de que llegaran a la tierra y darnos vida"
The two very similar galaxies, named PGC 9074 and PGC 9071, 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.
Both are spiral galaxies, and are presented to our eyes face-on, so we are able to appreciate their distinctive shapes. On the left of the image, spiral galaxy PGC 9074 shows a bright bulge and two spiral arms tightly wound around the nucleus, features which have led scientists to classify it as a type Sa galaxy. Close by, PGC 9071 — a type Sb galaxy — although very similar and almost the same size as its neighbour, has a fainter bulge and a slightly different structure to its arms: their coils are further apart.