Galaxy Collisions

Forging New Worlds from Cosmic Crashes

  • Curtis┬áStruck

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Popular Astronomy book sub series (POPULAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Curtis Struck
    Pages 1-29
  3. Curtis Struck
    Pages 31-56
  4. Curtis Struck
    Pages 57-91
  5. Curtis Struck
    Pages 139-153
  6. Curtis Struck
    Pages 155-199
  7. Curtis Struck
    Pages 201-231
  8. Curtis Struck
    Pages 233-259
  9. Curtis Struck
    Pages 261-271
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 273-285

About this book


Galaxy collisions are the key process in building galaxies, triggering the formation of stars and the build-up of heavy elements that allow the formation of planets and solar systems. This book presents the revolutionary research advances achieved in the last decade and lucidly explains the underlying dynamical processes.

Galaxy Collisions

  • takes a comprehensive trip through the visually spectacular world of galaxy collisions;
  • investigates the interactions of stars, gas clouds, and dark matter in galaxy collisions;
  • uses analogies and metaphors to help comprehend the bizarre world of galaxies;
  • presents recent research results to enhance the understanding of galaxy formation and evolution;
  • includes discoveries of minor collisions within our own group of galaxies;
  • shows how a galaxy collision might affect a solar system, or a planet like ours.

Authors and affiliations

  • Curtis┬áStruck
    • 1
  1. 1.Iowa State UniversityAmesUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-85370-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-85371-0
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