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    Sagan's Avatar Carl Sagan
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    A galaxy being torn apart...



    Credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/CoelumGalaxy NGC 772 shows signs of being pulled apart after interacting gravitationally with another galaxy. The other galaxy has pulled apart the spiral arms of NGC 772, while the external spiral arms vanish in the intergalactic medium. Image released January 2013.

    http://www.space.com/19841-best-spac...b-17-2013.html
    http://youtu.be/zSgiXGELjbc

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    A morning filled with 400 billion suns
    The rising of the milky way"

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    We will one day venture to the stars" -Carl Sagan

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    I must say, it's amazing and surreal thinking about how such a thing exists... galaxy, space.......etc etc etc. Tad bit mind boggling..

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    Isnt the milky way on a collision course too? This is sadly the same fate out own galaxy might face...now I just need to cryogenically freeze myself for a couple billion years to be alive to see it

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    Sagan's Avatar Carl Sagan
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    It would be quite a site to see. Imagine at dusk watching the entire Andromeda galaxy rising. would love to see that for sure.
    http://youtu.be/zSgiXGELjbc

    "A still more glorious dawn awaits
    Not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise
    A morning filled with 400 billion suns
    The rising of the milky way"

    "The sky calls to us
    If we do not destroy ourselves
    We will one day venture to the stars" -Carl Sagan

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