FOR KIDS: Galactic mashup
Save the date: The Milky Way will merge with its nearest large neighbor in about 4 billion years
Web edition: June 21, 2012
Here’s what the mashup might look like.
Credit: NASA, ESA, Z. Levay and R. van der Marel (STScI), and A. Mellinger
The Andromeda galaxy, our nearest large galactic neighbor, is headed straight for the Milky Way, our home galaxy. The collision is inevitable. But don’t worry, you won’t be around to see it.
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