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Top 5 Most Weird Galaxies In Space

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Arp 87
300 million light-years away

 Arp 87 is what you get when two galaxies enter into a steel cage match—and only one leaves. Galactic collisions are actually pretty common and sometimes result in a lot of near misses, like what is going on here.

These two galaxies almost ran into one another a few billion years ago and gravity has strung out material between the two as they moved apart.

It’s likely that they’ll sweep back toward one another in a series of near misses until they eventually merge into one big galaxy. For now, they remain tethered together by a thin stream of stars, gas, and dust particles, like enormous intergalactic bolas, which can only mean one thing: space Incas.

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  1. Terry

    Hoag’s Object
    600 million light-years away. That makes the universe at least 600 million yrs old…obviously much older than that really. To many of us it means there was never a big bang. A bit more than the 5,000 years the bible used to tell us.

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