Journey Into Space: Gravity, Orbits, and Collisions
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Seyfert’s Sextet

A Group of Galaxies

Seyfert’s Sextet: A Group of Galaxies

This group of galaxies is so close together that the force of gravity is beginning to distort their shapes and pull their stars out of orbit. Eventually, the galaxies will be pulled into one huge collision. Such a collision would take billions of years and would result in one extra-large galaxy.

(Photo: NASA)
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