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Hearts of Galaxies Close in for Cosmic Train Wreck

NGC 6240

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope offers a rare view of an imminent collision between the cores of two merging galaxies, each powered by a black hole with millions of times the mass of the sun.

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