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2008-05-09 10:02:06

New research on the Antennae Galaxies using the Advanced Camera for Surveys onboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows that this benchmark pair of interacting galaxies is in fact much closer than previously thought - 45 million light-years instead of 65 million light-years.

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2007-01-11 09:29:43

A pair of interacting galaxies might be experiencing the galactic equivalent of a mid-life crisis. For some reason, the pair, called Arp 82 (see photo), didn't make their stars early on as is typical of most galaxies. Instead, they got a second wind later in life – about 2 billion years ago – and started pumping out waves of new stars as if they were young again.

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2006-04-26 13:45:00

A pair of dancing galaxies appears dressed for a cosmic masquerade in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The image shows what looks like two icy blue eyes staring through an elaborate, swirling red mask.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.