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2004-Jan-07, 11:06 PM
SUMMARY: The Chandra X-Ray Observatory has found rich deposits of neon, magnesium and silicon in a pair of colliding galaxies called The Antennae, located 30 million light-years away. When these hot clouds eventually cool, they'll serve as enormous nurseries for newborn stars. Astronomers are interested in this collision because it's very similar to what will happen when the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies collide in about 3 billion years.

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