Stryding through the stars

Stryding through the stars

Stryding through the stars

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July 7 2008 12:02 PM

Stryding through the stars

NGC 5907, from the IACThis image to the left is one of the truly most outstanding pictures I have seen of the sky. It shows the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 5907, and it's surrounding by several loops of stars, the leftover remains of another galaxy eaten by NGC 5907.

I found this picture through a link from Pamela Gay's Star Stryder blog. She wrote an outstanding essay on galactic mergers, well worth a read. In fact, I'll try to link to it whenever I talk about mergers here on BA, because she covers a lot of ground and describes it very well (and not just because she links to my book).

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In fact, if you don't have Pamela's blog on your reading list, you're missing out. When I get my sidebar here straightened out, count on me having her listed in my blogroll. She's a good friend, and a good writer.