A Scientific Visualization of a Galaxy Collision

Gal_col_sim_v_obs

A scientific visualization of two galaxies colliding, based on an astrophysics research computer simulation.

Credit: Frank Summers (STScI)

Simulation Data: Chris Mihos (Case Western Reserve University) and Lars Hernquist (Harvard University)

This image is a still frame from the movie that can be found here: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/16/video/d/

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