View Full Version : Galaxy Headed for a Cosmic Collision

2005-Sep-07, 05:25 AM
SUMMARY: The Hubble Space Telescope has taken a photograph of irregular galaxy NGC 1427A on a death plunge into the Fornax cluster of galaxies. NGC 1427A has the beautiful blue colour of intense star formation, because gravitation interaction with the cluster has already collapsed much of its gas. Astronomers think that the galaxy will be completely ripped apart within a billion years, and its stars assimilated into other galaxies in the cluster.

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