Source Pravda.Ru

Thousands of galaxies merge into a single

An international team of scientists have discovered a head-on collision of two galaxy clusters, one of the most powerful collisions ever documented, China Radio International reported Saturday.

Scientists have called it the"perfect cosmic storm."

The &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/377/11716_galaxy.html' target=_blank>galaxy clusters collided like two hurricanes, tossing individual galaxies out into space. The European Space Agency's XMM-Newton Observatory detected high-energy X-light caused by the shockwaves, which is more than 100-million degrees hot, informs Xinhua.