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By Lars Lindberg Christensen

Like no different telescope ever invented, the NASA/ESA Hubble house Telescope has given us terrific excessive solution perspectives of the large cosmic collisions among galaxies. Hubble's pictures are snapshots in time and trap the colliding galaxies in numerous levels of collision. because of a brand new and impressive set of 60 Hubble photos, for the 1st time those assorted phases could be prepare to shape a still-frame movielike montage exhibiting the brilliant procedures happening as galaxies collide and merge.

The importance of those cosmic encounters reaches a long way past aesthetics. Galaxy mergers might, in reality, be the most vital techniques that form our universe. Colliding galaxies in all probability, carry essentially the most vital clues to our cosmic previous and to our future. It now turns out transparent that the Milky means is regularly present process merging occasions, a few small scale, others on a huge scale. And the significance of this procedure within the lives of galaxies is far more than what was once formerly thought.

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