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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: Galactic Collision Simulation

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Animation depicts the wrenching processes unleashed when two galaxies collide. This animation is a rendering of a data simulation that astronomers use to study interacting and colliding galaxies.

Simulation Credit: Chris Mihos (Case Western) and Lars Hernquist (Harvard)

Visualization Credit: Frank Summers (STScI)


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