galactic collision

An Upcoming Impact With the Magellanic Clouds is Already Causing Star Formation in the Milky Way

A new study presented at the 235th meeting of the AAS this week shows how star formation is already happening…

1 year ago

The Milky Way is Still Rippling from a Galactic Collision Millions of Years Ago

Between 300 million and 900 million years ago, our Milky Way galaxy nearly collided with the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. Data…

3 years ago

Messier 31 – Observing Andromeda (M31)

Located north of the celestial equator in the direction of the Andromeda Constellation lies the spectacular Andromeda Galaxy (aka. Messier…

4 years ago

Chandra Spots Two Cosmic Heavy-Hitters at Once

At the 229th Meeting of the AAS, an international of researchers shared images of two of the most powerful forces…

4 years ago

What Happens When Galaxies Collide?

In about 4 billion years, the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies will collide. Known as a galactic merger, this process…

5 years ago

The Early Universe Was All About Galactic Hook Ups

According to new research by an international team of scientists, early galaxies were characterized by mergers (aka. "hookups")

5 years ago

A Mega-Merger of Massive Galaxies Caught in the Act

Even though the spacecraft has exhausted its supply of liquid helium coolant necessary to observe the infrared energy of the…

8 years ago