Yesterday there was a very interesting article in the NASA News.
Astronomers Predict Titanic Collision: Milky Way vs. Andromeda.
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.
Ah well, not in my lifetime!
Last edited by Ranald; 5th June 2012 at 12:50. Reason: spelling
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