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kurt_eh

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2007, 09:26:44 pm »
A couple of tadpoles



Sorry, don't remember the GZ number.  Here's the SDSS page:

http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/explore/obj.asp?id=587733399178445027

DunxUK

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2007, 09:51:12 pm »
Not sure if these are merging or deciding to divorce!



http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/explore/obj.asp?id=588010877688807470

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2007, 10:14:28 pm »
This one is magnificent but I'm getting a message about some folder being full when I try and attach a pic - was able to upload it yesterday in another thread.

http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/explore/obj.asp?id=588848898849439844

Ha - found a way to get round the problem so heres the pic -



« Last Edit: July 29, 2007, 11:03:16 am by Al »
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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2007, 10:26:24 pm »

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2007, 10:49:14 pm »
... just ships in the night...

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2007, 11:28:31 pm »

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2007, 11:56:34 pm »
Here's the ones I found (for those who've been here since the beginning, you've probably already seen these, but I want to be sure to get them into the stickied thread).

http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/explore/obj.asp?id=587734623244582939


http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/explore/obj.asp?id=587731185118871771


http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/explore/obj.asp?id=587736524832112681



Lost the ref ID # for this one, unfortunately.

http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/explore/obj.asp?id=587741532784361481


And a zoomed out view, which reveals the true splendor of this merger:


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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2007, 11:58:04 pm »
You know, the sheer scale of this stuff just shatters me. When I think of how big I am in comparison to the planet, the planet to the system, the system to the galaxy and the fact that my galaxy is a sort of small, unimportant provincial backwater in the universe...

And then I see an image of a couple of majestic spirals colliding...! Man! I couldn't figure out the kind of energy involved with a truckload of zeros; not even in scientific notation.

Talk about a God's-eye view...

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #38 on: July 29, 2007, 01:05:01 am »

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #39 on: July 29, 2007, 01:48:50 am »

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #40 on: July 29, 2007, 02:03:04 am »
this is probably the 'best' one I've found

http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/explore/obj.asp?id=588017978370097236

I'm really fond of this one, though. first really interesting one that I came across:

http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/explore/obj.asp?id=587738573531447513

I think this one is pretty spectacular, as well:

No reference number, botched bookmark.
http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/chart/chart.asp?ra=208.11249171&dec=14.49217428
« Last Edit: July 29, 2007, 02:12:06 am by mdb »
-><- derek

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #41 on: July 29, 2007, 02:33:25 am »
Hi, i was just wondering if this might be a ("unspectacular") merger. What do you say?

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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #42 on: July 29, 2007, 04:28:54 am »
This one doesn't so much appear to be a "train wreck" as it does a car driving in the fog.  Check it out!

http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/explore/obj.asp?id=587731872851886270


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Re: Biggest cosmic trainwrecks - Mergers
« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2007, 05:04:23 am »


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Out of approximately 800 classifications, this is only my second best pic ;P Mergers are quite pretty, aren't they? :)