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Artist's concept of a celestial body colliding into a planet sized body.

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This artist's concept shows a celestial body about the size of our moon slamming at great speed into a body the size of Mercury. The Spitzer Space Telescope found evidence that a high-speed collision of this sort occurred a few thousand years ago around a young star, called HD 172555, still in the early stages of planet formation. The star is about 100 light-years from Earth. As the bodies slammed into each other, a huge flash of light would have been emitted. Rocky surfaces were vaporized and melted, and hot matter was sprayed everywhere.