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Neighbor Galaxies May Have Brushed Closely, Astronomers Find

June 11, 2012

gas bridge between M31 and M33 New observations confirm a tenuous "bridge" of hydrogen gas streaming between two prominent members of our Local Group of galaxies--the Andromeda Galaxy and the Triangulum Galaxy. This indicates the two may have had a close encounter in the distant past. Full Story

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