Cosmic foresight

Published: Sunday 30 November 1997

The Hubble Space Telescope of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered a spectacular fireworks show of stellar birth at the heart of a pair of colliding galaxies. The recent findings may provide astronomers a unique opportunity to study the stellar formation produced by a catastrophic event in the cosmos. Billions of years ago, such galactic collisions were frequent. The close Hubble's close-up view may offer a preview of what might happen to our own milky way galaxy in the future.

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