Passing in the night

Colliding galaxies in Arp 148

Eighteen years after the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA has released a series of new images of colliding galaxies.  The images are absolutely breathtaking, especially when you consider that none of the billions of stars involved in the process will likely collide with each other, because of the vast distances between them.  It’s both humbling and awe-inspiring.

I live life with few regrets, but I do often wish I had pursued a track in astrophysics.  Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely love what I do, but my lifelong passion for science is always tugging away at me inside.

(via Phil Plait)

posted 4/24/08 at 11:19am to Geekery, Science! · 0 replies · »

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