24: Black Holes Feeding On Colliding Galaxies

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Things we talk about in this episode:

The merging galaxies paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0652-7

Hubblesite article about the story: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/astronomers-unveil-growing-black-holes-in-colliding-galaxies

Simulations of galaxy collisions: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/10687

Stephan’s Quintet: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140327.html

Keck Observatory: http://www.keckobservatory.org

Gravitational wave discovery: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/news/ligo20170927

Simulations of SMBH mergers: https://www.space.com/42017-merging-supermassive-black-holes-eerie-glow.html

Milky Way and Andromeda are going to collide: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/milky-way-collide.html

And they will form … Milkdromeda! https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/30955

Andromeda in the night sky: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap061228.html

If only Andromeda was a bit brighter: http://i.imgur.com/EpuhHJa.png

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