September 24, 2004
The Pileup on I-95 Ain't Got Nothing on This is carrying this report on recent discoveries about a titanic galactic collision. By using newly available x-ray observatories, scientists were able to image the ongoing pileup of two clusters of galaxies, one consisting of about 300 and the other about 1,000. The storms and types of turbulence this event is creating are providing valuable confirmation of many aspects of galactic evolution.

Plus they make you feel very, very small.

Posted by scott at September 24, 2004 03:42 PM

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Posted by: Cindy on September 24, 2004 11:30 PM

at least it happens slowly enough that I shouldn't have to worry about dying this way anytime in the near future...

but I guess the iminent threat of this would cause us to start truly exploring intergalatic travel...

Posted by: Ron on September 25, 2004 11:56 AM

It's being explored as fast as it can be. The first person who comes up with a means of intergalactic flight that actually works will be richer than God Almighty, so it's not like there's no incentive.

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on September 25, 2004 05:31 PM
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