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New image of colliding galaxies provides insight into the fate of the Milky Way |  CNN

New image of colliding galaxies provides insight into the fate of the Milky Way | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A new telescope image features two entangled galaxies that will eventually merge into one millions of years from now – and provides insight into the eventual, similar fate of our own Milky Way …

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New image of colliding galaxies provides insight into the fate of the Milky Way |  CNN

New image of colliding galaxies provides insight into the fate of the Milky Way | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A new telescope image features two entangled galaxies that will eventually merge into one millions of years from now – and provides insight into the eventual, similar fate of our own Milky Way …

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two bright spiral galaxies with mingling stars

The wings of the “cosmic butterfly” flicker like galaxies colliding violently

Astronomers from the Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii have released a stunning image that shows two spiral galaxies colliding and merging. The clash galaxies NGC 4568 and NGC 4567 – also known as the Butterfly galaxies due to the two-lobe shape of their interaction – are located 60 million light-years from Earth in the Virgo …

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a field of stars

We have found strange radio sources in a distant cluster of galaxies. They make us rethink what we thought we knew.

The colliding cluster Abell 3266 seen across the electromagnetic spectrum, using data from ASKAP and ATCA (red/orange/yellow colors), XMM-Newton (blue) and the Dark Energy Survey (background map ). (Image credit: Christopher Riseley (University of Bologna),) This article was originally published on The conversation. (opens in a new tab) The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s …

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Further back in time than ever before: dark matter distribution around galaxies revealed 12 billion years ago

Further back in time than ever before: dark matter distribution around galaxies revealed 12 billion years ago

The radiation residue from the Big Bang, distorted by dark matter 12 billion years ago. Credit: Reiko Matsushita Scientists have studied the nature of dark matter surrounding galaxies as they were 12 billion years ago, billions of years further back in time than ever before. Their findings offer the tantalizing possibility that the fundamental rules …

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