How do you think we white people, the brutal scourges of the planet, the evil empire, will get what we've got coming - the end of our civilization, if not our whole race?
Note that pretty much all these answers can be found in science fiction.
The winner (if one emerges) may become an avatar of mine, but probably not the default.
Which is the most beautiful galaxy cluster collision?
The contestants are:
MACSJ0717 (the inspiration for the poll)
1e0657-56, the Bullet Cluster
So...my new default avatar will be ESO 593-8.
Thanks to all who voted.
Which mean pair of galaxies has the hottest moves of all the winners?
Episode 1 Winner, Arp 147, the Ring Thing:
Episode 2 Winner, ESO 593-8, the Right Stuff:
Episode 3 "Winner," UGC 8335, Holding Hands:
UGC 12914 & 12915: 2 votes
AM 1316-241: 2 votes
Arp 82: 2 votes
NGC 4567 & 4568: 0 votes
UGC 3395 & 3396: 0 votes
NGC 5754 & 5752: 1 vote
UGC 8335: 2 votes
So I get to decide the winner among the four pairs with the highest numbers of votes.
And, voting on "dancing" style (the details of the interaction itself) rather than "clothing" style (pretty colors), I'm gonna have to give it to UGC 8335. I think I remember it taking an early lead anyway.
Next: the finals round. I will not close the Finals poll, and I will leave the results viewable to all, but I will declare a winner by Thursday morning and change my default avatar accordingly.
Check out the results from Episode 2 if you want, and then get voting.
Polls close Monday morning.
Pick your favorite of the last set of 7 interacting galaxy pairs.
UGC 12914 & 12915 (SOFIA/USRA)
AM 1316-241 (NASA/Hubble)
Arp 82 (NASA/Spitzer)
NGC 4567 & 4568 (Caltech/Palomar)
NGC 3395 & 3396 (Sloan Digital Sky Survey)
NGC 5754 & 5752 (NASA/Hubble)
UGC 8335 (Hubble)
You know the drill. Answer the poll. Split the vote if you can't pick just one favorite.
EDIT: The poll is now closed. Please vote in Episode 3.
Oh, and check out Episode 1 Results if you haven't already.
Which of the second set of seven star-studded galaxy pairs has the hottest moves?
The contestants for Episode 2 are:
NGC 5394 & 5395 (Faulkes telescope):
Arp 194 (Hubble, featured in NatGeo):
NGC 1531 & 1532 (Hubble):
NGC 6240 (Hubble):
Arp 148 (Hubble):
NGC 6670 (Hubble):
ESO 593-8 (NASA/Hubble):