galactic mergers

7% of the Stars in the Milky Way’s Center Came From a Single Globular Cluster That Got Too Close and Was Broken Up

The heart of the Milky Way can be a mysterious place. A gigantic black hole resides there, and it's surrounded…

2 months ago

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…

11 months ago

This is What It’ll Look Like When the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies Collide Billions of Years from Now

What happens when two galaxies collide? The Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy are on a collision course, and in…

2 years ago

Andromeda Shredded and Consumed a Massive Galaxy About Two Billion Years Ago

According to a new study by a team from the University of Michigan, Andromeda survived a merger with a massive…

2 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

Just in Time for the Holidays – Galactic Encounter Puts on Stunning Display

At this time of year, festive displays of light are to be expected. This tradition has clearly not been lost…

6 years ago

Hubble Captures ‘Fake’ Cosmic Collision

The image above looks like a classic example of a collision between two galaxies. However, Hubble scientists have determined, this…

8 years ago