posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 01:38 PM
Four galaxies are crashing into each other in one of the largest collisions ever seen, scientists say.
The galactic crash was spotted by astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which detected a fan-shaped plume coming from a cluster of
galaxies nearly five billion light-years away.
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As I understand it, this type of thing happens all the time with smaller sized galaxies and it's usually a one-on-one thing. This event seems to be
the first finding of multiple galaxies involved AND their size is much larger then normal.
I'm curious as to what happens and what would happen to our galaxy? Is everything destroyed? Do the galaxies blend? Is the galaxy on Orion's belt?
Sorry...MIB joke there.
Anyway, very interesting stuff. Star people tell us more...please.
[edit on 9-8-2007 by ZeddicusZulZorander]