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Billions of years from now NGC 2207 and IC 2163 will slowly pull each other apart, creating tides of matter, sheets of shocked gas, lanes of dark dust, bursts of star formation, and streams of cast-away stars. The smaller galaxy is swinging around counter-clockwise, and is now slightly behind the larger galaxy.

Scientific information from Astronomy Picture of the Day here: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod

This quilt was sold in 2007 and hangs in a private residence on St. Helena Island, SC. It can be seen in the new Lark Books publication 500 Quilts.