Image credit: X-ray NASA/CXC/IfA/D.Sanders et al; Optical NASA/STScI/NRAO/A.Evans et al
Via Bad Astronomer, who has more info about the collision of these two galaxies.
Looks like Solid Snake just surprised someone.
Thanks for sharing the image and the info, Chris. Outstanding!
That is an entire bloody galaxy (well, two). Absolutely mind blowing.
Stunning…I’m in awe
Yes…. you should see it in person… It’s was Brilliant.
God must be surprised about the new Austin Powers movie.
Riddle me this? That’s kickass! Thank you science.
Yawn. Wake me when there’s a galactic interrobang.
I like the sparkle on the taint.
Jake beat me to it.
Galactic collisions may look pretty, but like fireworks and sea urchins, you don’t want to get too close!
It’s obviously a sign from extraterrestrials telling us that there is grave danger coming in 2012 and that we must obey. It’s so obvious and we would be foolish not to heed this warning.
So when are the men in white coats coming to take you back to the happy house? No just playing, HEED THE WARNING!!!!!!