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Takes a comprehensive trip through the visually spectacular world of galaxy collisions
Describes what happens in galaxy collisions in a non-technical way
Uses analogies and metaphors to help understand the bizarre world of galaxies
Includes discoveries of minor collisions within our own group of galaxies
Galaxy collisions are the key process in building galaxies, triggering the formation of stars and the build-up of heavy elements that allow the formation of planets and solar systems. This book presents the revolutionary research advances achieved in the last decade and lucidly explains the underlying dynamical processes.
takes a comprehensive trip through the visually spectacular world of galaxy collisions;
investigates the interactions of stars, gas clouds, and dark matter in galaxy collisions;
uses analogies and metaphors to help comprehend the bizarre world of galaxies;
presents recent research results to enhance the understanding of galaxy formation and evolution;
includes discoveries of minor collisions within our own group of galaxies;
shows how a galaxy collision might affect a solar system, or a planet like ours.