Cosmic Collisions: The Hubble Atlas of Merging Galaxies by Lars Lindberg Christensen, Davide de Martin, Raquel Yumi

By Lars Lindberg Christensen, Davide de Martin, Raquel Yumi Shida

Like no different telescope ever invented, the NASA/ESA Hubble area Telescope has given us amazing excessive solution perspectives of the large cosmic collisions among galaxies. Hubble's photographs are snapshots in time and capture the colliding galaxies in numerous levels of collision. due to a brand new and notable set of 60 Hubble pictures, for the 1st time those various levels could be prepare to shape a still-frame movielike montage displaying the outstanding approaches happening as galaxies collide and merge. the importance of those cosmic encounters reaches a ways past aesthetics. Galaxy mergers could, in truth, be probably the most vital techniques that form our universe. Colliding galaxies in all probability, carry one of the most vital clues to our cosmic previous and to our future. It now turns out transparent that the Milky means is constantly present process merging occasions, a few small scale, others on a huge scale. And the significance of this approach within the lives of galaxies is far more than what was once formerly inspiration.

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