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As galaxies move through intra-cluster medium, strong winds rip through galaxies distorting their shape and even halting star formation.
Provided by ESO, Garching, Germany
Published: September 30, 2009
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft will sweep low over Mercury September 29, when it will snap more than 1,500 pictures and adjust its trajectory for entering orbit in 2011.
Published: September 28, 2009
New observations suggest 51 Ophiuchi is a protoplanetary system with a cloud of dust from comets and asteroids extremely close to its parent star.
Provided by Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
Published: September 25, 2009
The mosaic of 88 Chandra pointings represents a freeze-frame of the spectacle of stellar evolution.
Provided by the Chandra X-ray Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Published: September 23, 2009
Topping the list of new views are colorful, multi-wavelength pictures of far-flung galaxies, a densely packed star cluster, an eerie "pillar of creation," and a "butterfly" nebula.
Provided by NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Published: September 9, 2009
Computer simulations show that a collision between a large galaxy and its satellite would result in the satellite gradually disintegrating while its gravity tugged at the larger galaxy's edge, drawing out stars and other material.
Provided by Ohio State University, Columbus
Published: September 1, 2009
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