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.

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Title: Planet Collision

Date: 15 Sep 2023

Medium: Photoshop, Blender

Client: University of Warwick, Leiden Ob

Category: Space

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