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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

Clash of the Titans

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Monday, March 24, 2014/Categories: natural history, photography, space science

When galaxies collide, one gets consumed by the other as they merge. The Hubble space telescope captured the process in progress in the Antennae Galaxy. Galaxies are largely empty space and stars occupy a small amount of that space. During the hundred million year process of collision one galaxy tiers the other one apart gravitationally.


Antennae Galaxies Colliding  (credit: Hubble Space Telescope)

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