March 07, 2006
And I can Just Make Out the Hovering Helicopter

There's traffic accidents, and then there's traffic accidents:

[The featured] false-color composite image of the Stephan's Quintet galaxy cluster clearly shows one of the largest shock waves ever seen (green arc). The wave was produced by one galaxy falling toward another at speeds of more than one million miles per hour. The image is made up of data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and a ground-based telescope in Spain.

Large as our entire galaxy, no less!

Posted by scott at March 07, 2006 02:31 PM

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