Smaller satellite galaxies caught by a spiral galaxy are distorted into elongated structures consisting of stars, which are known as tidal streams, as shown in this artist's impression. The new survey has, for the first time, shown the presence of such te
NGC 602 is a bright open cluster of stars located in the SMC, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. Radiation & shock waves from the stars have pushed away much of the lighter surrounding gas & dust that compose the nebula known as
Intergalactic debris and far-flung atoms, shards of carbon nanomatter rounded up by gravity to circle the sun. As atoms pass through an eternal revolving door of possible form, energy and mass dance in fluid relationship.