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Hubble spies the ghostly remains of a galactic horror show in space
Hubble spies the ghostly remains of a galactic horror show in space

Space can be a spooky place, if you know where to look. In the image above, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures the ghostly remains of a galactic horror show that occurred billions of light years away in a group of galaxies known as Pandora's Cluster. The eerie blue light that bathes this collection of 500 galaxies comes from orphaned stars whose own galaxies were ripped apart long ago. Their mistake was making an unfortunate pass through the center of the cluster, where tidal forces are at their strongest, and deadliest. After measuring the amount of light put out by these lonely stars, science detectives say that as many as six galaxies lost their lives because of the...

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