Q&A: Galaxies, Galaxy Clusters, AGN, and Quasars
In a recent release from Chandra, you show a galaxy called
C153. What if there were a human populated
planet in this mess. Would they be in survivable conditions?
It's impossible to know for sure, but we suspect that human populated
planets in this mess would be safe from this sort of interaction. The gas
in the galaxy is being ripped out, but the orbits of the stars shouldn't be
affected. But, this interaction is bad news for new star formation.
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