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Cosmic Collisions

A planet is surrounded by colliding debris in space

Witness the destructive and deadly, yet beautiful and creative collisions that fuel our universe.

A radical change from our peaceful night sky, Cosmic Collisions presents the spectacular result of gravity pulling together planets, stars, and galaxies.

Witness the explosive encounters that ended the age of the dinosaurs and gave birth to new stars, but also created conditions essential for life on Earth—the Sun's warmth and ocean waves.

Cosmic Collisions provides an extraordinary vision of these forces—constructive or catastrophic—that continue to affect our universe.


 “A journey I was sorry to end.” —The New York Times 

“As entertaining as Cosmic Collisions is… it’s the science that went into it that is most impressive.” —Time Out New York

Cosmic Collisions was developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York ( in collaboration with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science; GOTO Inc., Tokyo, Japan; and the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, China.

Cosmic Collisions was developed by the American Museum of Natural History with the major support and partnership of National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Science Mission Directorate, Heliophysics Division.