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July 19, 2001 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-22

Star Clusters Born in the Wreckage of Cosmic Collisions

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Video: HubbleMinute: Battle Royale in Stephan's Quintet

Running Time: 1 minute 55 seconds

Astronomers studying the compact galaxy group Stephan's Quintet have seen creative destruction in the many collisions taking place among its galaxies. This HubbleMinute discusses what astronomers are learning and hope to learn from examining the quintet.

Credit: Animation: Bryan Preston (Max-Q Digital and STScI/AVL); Character Animation: James Gitlin and Greg Bacon (STScI/AVL); Galactic Collision Simulation Credit: Chris Mihos (Case Western Reserve University), Lars Hernquist (Harvard University), and Frank Summers (STScI); Multiple-Galaxy Collision Simulation Credit: Joshua Barnes (Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center)

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