Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known.(CP)
I happen to be Alice,
I make a great deal of gifs and I like to rant about the things I love about science (which is most everything)... I have always been looking up, to the cosmos. I am claustrophobic without the stars and my favorite galaxy Andromeda.
I enjoy educating other humans about the universe and the origins of their very atoms. I write frequently and am trying my hand at drawing.
I post a lot of things, check my links (<-click) for some of them, I try to update that section on a more consistent basis.
These illustrations demonstrate how two galaxies coalesce in a slow dance that lasts about a billion years.
The graphics are taken from a simulation astronomers created to determine how long it takes for galaxies to complete a merger. By understanding the time it takes for two merging systems to become one normal-looking galaxy, astronomers can calculate how many galaxy encounters happen over time. This information yields important clues about how galaxies have changed throughout the Universe’s history.
Credit: P. Jonsson (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA), G. Novak (Princeton University, USA), and T.J. Cox (Carnegie Observatories, Pasadena, Calif., USA)