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What Happens When Galaxies Collide With Each Other
May 27, 2017
Galaxy

What Happens When Galaxies Collide With Each Other

Interactions between galaxies are quite normal, especially between giant and satellite galaxies. Two galaxies are drawn together by forces they can’t see but they can feel. It’s a mutual gravitational attraction. Because of this, galaxies come too close to one another, to the point where the gravity of the...

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Andromeda is not our Closest Galaxy Neighbour
May 21, 2017
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Andromeda is not our Closest Galaxy Neighbour

Most people consider the Andromeda Galaxy to be our closest galactic cohabitant. But in truth, Andromeda is the closest “spiral” galaxy. This distinction falls to a formation that is actually within the Milky Way itself. A dwarf galaxy that we’ve only known about for a little over a decade. Closest Galaxy: At...

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