Posts Tagged ‘Tidal Forces’

Galactic Twins

Looking towards the constellation of Triangulum (The Triangle), in the northern sky, lies the galaxy pair MRK 1034. The two very similar galaxies, named PGC 9074 and PGC 9071, are close enough to one another to be bound together by gravity, although no…

The Energy Fix: Engineering Triumphs Over Wave And Tidal Forces

How water could be harnessed for roughly a third of U.S. annual electricity usage The Bottom Feeder Water is 800 times denser than air, and building a gen­erator able to withstand the tremendous force it generates has hampered the development of next…

Stars Don’t Consume Their Hot Jupiters (Often)

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online

Stars have an alluring pull on the planets that surround them, especially a class of planets known as hot Jupiters. These planets are gas giants that form farther from their stars before migrati…

Cosmic Collision

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures an ongoing cosmic collision between two galaxies — a spiral galaxy is in the process of colliding with a lenticular galaxy.

The image also reveals further evidence of the collision. There …

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