August 12th, 2011
12:21 PM ET

Cosmic Exclamation Point

"VV 340, also known as Arp 302, provides a textbook example of colliding galaxies seen in the early stages of their interaction. The edge-on galaxy near the top of the image is VV 340 North and the face-on galaxy at the bottom of the image is VV 340 South. Millions of years later these two spirals will merge - much like the Milky Way and Andromeda will likely do billions of years from now. Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (purple) are shown here along with optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope (red, green, blue). VV 340 is located about 450 million light years from Earth."

Source: NASA

Filed under: Light up the screen
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. fimeilleur

    I challenge you to answer how your quoting of the Koran complies with the Terms of Service, specifically 2. Community Guidelines & User Content
    (B) Community Guidelines. If you submit any User Content or participate in an Interactive Area within or in connection with CNN.com, you agree to abide by the following rules of conduct:
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    If you can't, stay off this blog. You have NOTHING of interest to say, if we wanted to read the Koran, we'd pick it up at the local library or book store.

    August 24, 2011 at 4:32 am |
  2. fimeilleur

    I thought drugs were a sin in Islam...

    August 23, 2011 at 6:20 am |
  3. fimeilleur

    Very common observations even noted by the tribes at Stonehenge... which predate your Koran by a few millenia.

    August 22, 2011 at 9:59 pm |
  4. fimeilleur

    Here's the problem: Allah is the god of Abraham... The old Testament is a collection of tales and stories, some BASED on factual events, others, not so much (in other words... pure fabrications). If the Koran is inspired of the Bible, it is inspired on a fabricated fairy tale... not too much credibility there. You may want to post your religious non-sense to the Belief Blog, and leave science to the scientists. thanks.

    August 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm |
  5. fimeilleur

    Are you trying to imply that this is foretold in the Koran or the Bible? Run along now... nobody cares about your fairy tales.

    August 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  6. Charlene Kerchevall

    Where May I Purchase This Photo ???????

    August 18, 2011 at 7:08 pm |
  7. ajd041

    Lol galaxies collide sounds like a great movie idea there haven't been too many

    August 13, 2011 at 6:15 pm |
  8. Ballantyne

    Let the insane discussion begin! lets try and be excellent to each other as Bill and Ted ask

    August 13, 2011 at 12:33 am |

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