Cosmic Collisions: The Hubble Atlas of Merging Galaxies by Lars Lindberg Christensen

By Lars Lindberg Christensen

Lars Lindberg Christensen, Raquel Yumi Shida & Davide De Martin

Cosmic Collisions: The Hubble Atlas of Merging Galaxies

Like majestic ships within the grandest evening, galaxies can slip ever nearer till their mutual gravitational interplay starts off to mildew them into complicated figures which are eventually, and irreversibly, woven jointly. it really is an important cosmic dance, choreographed by way of gravity.

Cosmic Collisions incorporates a hundred new, many to this point unpublished, photographs of colliding galaxies from the NASA/ESA Hubble house Telescope.

It is thought that many present-day galaxies, together with the Milky means, have been assembled from this type of coalescence of smaller galaxies, happening over billions of years. caused by means of the immense and violent interplay among the galaxies, stars shape from huge clouds of fuel in firework bursts, growing impressive blue superstar clusters. the significance of those cosmic encounters reaches a ways past the lovely Hubble photos. they might, in truth, be one of the most vital procedures that form the universe we inhabit today.

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