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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:30 PM

1. Interesting article but poorly written

Thanks for posting the link, Calista241.

Earlier today, I was watching a video that detailed what the collision of the Milky Way and Andromeda will look like. Here's the link to the YouTube clip:



Obviously, it will take many millions of years but two things struck me a amazing.

First, because of the (literally) astronomical distances involved, there probably won't be many, if any, collisions of stars; the space between them is just so vast.

Second, the two galaxies will likely intersect and then bounce back and forth until the super-massive black holes at the center of each galaxy merge. Then the resultant new galaxy, (Milkydromeda? AndroWay?), will eventually resolve itself into a new massive spiral galaxy.

Of course, all of this will take a bit more than a human lifetime!

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