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Mergers and Acquistions

This animation depicts the predicted collision between our galaxy (The Milky Way) and our larger neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy. The two are being pulled together by their mutual gravity, and will crash together about 4 billion years from now. 41 more words

Science

Another Night Out - With The Polarie

Haven┬┤t used the Vixen Polarie since almost one year now, everything what is needed to use that star tracking device fell into place last night. The high towering MilkyWay, a nice foreground and a starry night two days before New Moon got me going. 180 more words

Photography

2014 July 21st

I thought I would try to find a few galaxies. First up was M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici. I could see this fairly easily as a faint smudge in the finderscope. 228 more words

Observations

Introducing Michelle Collins

This week features Michelle Collins, a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg. Most of her work focuses on studying the dynamics of stars within our neighbouring spiral galaxy system, Andromeda. 119 more words

Galaxy Evolution

Climate Anxiety Counseling: Day 15

Weather: Sunny, near-cloudless, cool in the shade, breezy.

Number of people: 6 stoppers, 1 walkby

Number of hecklers: 0!

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