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5 stunning space photos of the week

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Three telescopes teamed up to capture this image of galaxies colliding. This system is known as Abell 2384.

NASA/CXC/SAO/V.Parekh, et al.; ESA/XMM; NCRA/GMRT

This sunlit rock is Bennu, an asteroid the size of the Empire State Building orbiting the Sun about 100 million miles from Earth. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission is currently studying Bennu and getting ready to collect and send a sample back to Earth.

NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona