Meregers and Acquisitions

These spiral galaxies, NGC 5426 and NGC 5427—together known as Arp 271, are locked in a swirling dance is they collide. Such a collision and merger is also thought to be the eventual fate of the Milky Way, which will probably undergo a similar interaction with our neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, in a few billion years.

Image Credit: ESO

4 thoughts on “Meregers and Acquisitions

  1. Were you having a few beers while generating this post? I count at least 4 typo/grammatical errors, one in the title and three in the body. Celebrating the long weekend early? 🙂

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