Galactic catastrophe!

These pictures from the Bad Astronomer are…amazing! Properly awesome.

♦ When galaxies collide

This is one of my favorites:

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These are pictures of galaxies colliding. Galaxies. GALAXIES! Not billiard balls, not smoke rings, not anything you can hold in your hand… things that contain BILLIONS of stars and hundreds of billions of planets! Zooming through space at inconceivable speeds and tearing each other up.

The universe is so frakkin’ awesome!!