Planet Collision
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Astronomers from the University of Warwick and Leiden Observatory have observed an even which they believe is the first of its kind detected - the aftermath of a collision between two planets. The collision caused the two bodies to merge into a giant, donut-shaped cloud of hat gas and dust called a synestia (background). Debris from the impact is seen in the foreground.

Title: Planet Collision

Category: Miscellaneous

Date: Sep 2023

Client: University of Warwick, Leiden Ob

Medium: Photoshop, Blender

Keywords: Adobe Photoshop astrophysics Blender 3D collision debris impact Leiden Observatory merger planets press release rocky star synestia Warwick University

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