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The Earliest Example of Merging Galaxies Ever Found

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    The Earliest Example of Merging Galaxies Ever Found
    by Evan Gough

    Galaxy mergers are not particularly rare, but they are important events. Not only for the galaxies involved, but for scientists trying to piece together how galaxies evolve. Now, astronomers using ALMA have found the earliest example yet of merging galaxies. The pair of merging galaxies in question is called B14-65666, an unwieldy name, but scientifically …

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