Cosmic Tribune

Head on collision: Milky Way and Andromeda to merge … in a few billion years

Head on collision: Milky Way and Andromeda to merge … in a few billion years

Will our Milky Way Galaxy collide one day with its larger neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy? Most likely, yes. Careful plotting of slight displacements of M31’s stars relative to background galaxies on recent Hubble Space Telescope  images indicate that the center of M31  could be  on a direct collision course with the center of our home […]