Andromeda and Milky Way Slow Dance to Merger | Animation
By Steve Spaleta |
In what some call an act of cosmic cannibalism, the Andromeda galaxy will devour our Milky Way in about 5 billion years. Our Sun will be long dead but future solar systems will undergo little disruption because the distances between most stars is so great.
credit : Prof Chris power (ICRAR-UWA), Dr Alex Hobbs (ETH Zurich), Prof Justin Reid (University of Surrey), Dr Dave Cole (University of Central Lancashire) and the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the University of Leicester, Pete Wheeler