A Galactic Collision: the Best View Yet [VIDEO]

August 27, 2014 1:45 AM

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A Galactic Collision: the Best View Yet [VIDEO]

An international team of astronomers has managed to obtain the best images of a collision between two galaxies ever seen. Light from the collision has taken a significant amount of time to reach Earth, and what we're seeing is an inter-galactic clash that took place when the Universe was half its current age.

According to a team of researchers watching this ancient battle of the galaxies unfold, they were able to see it in remarkably clarity thanks not only to NASA and ESA's Hubble Space Telescope, but also a host of other ground and space telescopes, and a massive natural magnifying glass.

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