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Galactic Cannibalism: The Ultimate Fate of our Milky Way
Now that's some Super-sized taste.

Stellar appetite

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Tue, Sep 23

Galactic Cannibalism: The Ultimate Fate of our Milky Way / Did you know that galaxies can “eat” each other over time? It’s true. The Andromeda Galaxy is currently snacking on the Milky Way and soon it will give birth to a quasar (a collection of super massive black holes). Andromeda is basically munching on clusters of stars like a bag of trail mix.

Astro-enthusiasts have the opportunity to learn how galaxies grow by gobbling up smaller ones and the inevitable fate of our Milky Way during an upcoming lecture by The Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii. Galactic Cannibalism: The Ultimate Fate of our Milky Way is an exciting lecture by David Sanders, who discusses interacting and merging galaxies, their evolutionary connection with nuclear starbursts and the formation of active galactic nuclei.

Galactic cannibalism is arguably one of the strangest things happening in space. Light years from now, a reincarnated version of Adam Richman might be hosting a new kind of network show, but until then, watch a diabolical food war with a super-sized conquest.

UH Art Auditorium, UH-Manoa Campus, Thu., 9/23, 7:30pm, free, [www.ifa.hawaii.edu], 956-8566