Saturday, April 15, 2006

Galaxy Wars

Speaking of that whole space-time continuum thingy, the April 15th Astronomy Picture of the Day (click that under my Links to see it) shows two massive galaxies at war with each other. They've been at it for a billion years. That's like, way longer than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Christians vs. Islam, Cowboys and Indians, and even the war between the sexes.

Every hundred million years these two galaxies pass each other, and the gravitational pull from one causes everybody in the other to have a really bad "day" (cosmically speaking), and vice-versa. In just a few billion years, they will collide and form one big galaxy. I hope whoever's left will learn to get along with each other.