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    Astronomers Predict Titanic Collision: Milky Way vs. Andromeda.

    Yesterday there was a very interesting article in the NASA News.

    Astronomers Predict Titanic Collision: Milky Way vs. Andromeda.

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    The Milky Way is destined to get a major makeover during the encounter, which is predicted to happen four billion years from now. It is likely the sun will be flung into a new region of our galaxy, but our Earth and solar system are in no danger of being destroyed.

    "After nearly a century of speculation about the future destiny of Andromeda and our Milky Way, we at last have a clear picture of how events will unfold over the coming billions of years," says Sangmo Tony Sohn of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore.
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    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news...may_andromeda/

    Ah well, not in my lifetime!

    Ranald
    Last edited by Ranald; 5th June 2012 at 12:50. Reason: spelling

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    Re: Astronomers Predict Titanic Collision: Milky Way vs. Andromeda.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranald View Post
    Yesterday there was a very interesting article in the NASA News.

    Astronomers Predict Titanic Collision: Milky Way vs. Andromeda.

    [extract starts]
    The Milky Way is destined to get a major makeover during the encounter, which is predicted to happen four billion years from now. It is likely the sun will be flung into a new region of our galaxy, but our Earth and solar system are in no danger of being destroyed.

    "After nearly a century of speculation about the future destiny of Andromeda and our Milky Way, we at last have a clear picture of how events will unfold over the coming billions of years," says Sangmo Tony Sohn of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore.
    [extract ends]

    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news...may_andromeda/

    Ah well, not in my lifetime!

    Ranald

    It would be a great show to watch when it happens. Unfortunately Earth will be a cinder by then.

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