Recently the Hubble Space Telescope was refurbished and a new Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) was installed. To celebrate, NASA released four stunning pictures from the new ACS in April 2002. One was of the Tadpole Galaxy UGC 10214. Full size pictures in various formats and sizes can be found at http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/2002/11/image/a . One thing to notice is the 280,000 light year long tail from the Tadpole. This was caused by a collision between this galaxy and another galaxy which can be seen in the upper left corner of the picture in front of the main disk of the Tadpole. The long tail of gas and the warping of the main disk are easily explained by the gravitational interaction of these two objects. The current measured velocity difference between the two objects is 430 km/s. This kind of collision takes a lllllloooooonnnnnngggggg time. So how do you get this kind of interaction in only a few thousand years? You cannot! Yet another example of an observed process that takes (hundreds of) millions of years and gives a bit more evidence of a very old universe. If you want to explain that they were just created that way then why the attempt to fool us by placing the two objects, their relative velocities, their relative positions, and the effects they have had on one another to be exactly like they had been colliding for many millions of years? Travelling faster? Many consequences including conservation of momentum.