News tagged with colliding galaxies

The survivors of a 13 billion year old massacre

( -- Our Milky Way galaxy is surrounded by some 200 compact groups of stars, containing up to a million stars each. At 13 billion years of age, these globular clusters are almost as old as the universe itself ...

dateFeb 14, 2012 in Astronomy
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A cosmic exclamation point

( -- VV 340, also known as Arp 302, provides a textbook example of colliding galaxies seen in the early stages of their interaction. The edge-on galaxy near the top of the image is VV 340 North and the face-on ...

dateAug 12, 2011 in Astronomy
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Image: A Galactic Spectacle

A beautiful new image of two colliding galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light-years from Earth, are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray ...

dateAug 05, 2010 in Astronomy
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Image: Colliding galaxies

( -- NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day website has published an image taken from the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter. The image, posted July 2, is that of the Keenan system of colliding galaxies and was collected during ...

dateJul 02, 2010 in Astronomy
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