Colliding Galaxies Offer View into Universe's Past

NASA has released a new image of two massive galaxies colliding.

According to NASA, the collision has stirred up a giant cloud of hot gas surrounding the galaxies, details of which are emerging thanks to Chandra, a powerful x-ray telescope. The cloud could contain the mass equivalent of 10 billion of our suns, and it spans 300,000 light years. The temperature is more than seven million degrees Kelvin.

Within the cloud, NASA says there has been a “baby boom” of new stars in the system known …

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