The Earthball is a fantastic tool for discussing our planet with children, combining playtime with education!

Cecilia Scorza, EU-UNAWE Germany

Giant Cosmic Magnifying Glass Finds Baby Stars

Thanks to a handy natural phenomenon creating galaxy-sized magnifying glass, our telescopes had improved vision for this photograph. The blurry picture shows the remains of a tremendous collision that happened a long time ago between two galaxies. As these galaxies continue to crash and merge together before your eyes, the shock waves from the impact are sparking a frenzy of new star birth!


ESO/NASA/ESA/W. M. Keck Observatory



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