MAY 31, 2012: NASA astronomers announced Thursday they can now predict with certainty the next major cosmic event to affect our galaxy, Sun, and solar system: the titanic collision of our Milky Way galaxy with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy.
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.
What are your thoughts on this subject. If you could be there, Would you want to be?
Do you think our planet will be able to sustain life after the event or will we be long gone by then?
Something on the order of 4 billion years, goes back to almost creationistic time. The ever expanding universe is supposed to retract anyways. I think the universe is 6 or 7 billion years old, & the Earth is 2 or 3 billion years old. The sun is supposed to burn out by that time anyways, so such prognastication is moot.
If you look up other galaxies, many times you will actually see pictures of one galaxy spiraling into another & tearing it apart. Planets spinning into stars from other galaxies. This is happening all the time.
This is news?
I heard about this collision a few years ago and have seen a few simulations at both solar system and galaxy level. Very interesting to watch.
I would want to be in a time-lapse loop on the outside so I can watch the collision from the outside or at L2 so I can watch the whole thing without the Earth's atmosphere interfering with any 'scope images xD
---- Everybody's dead Dave Are you trying to tell me EVERYBODY'S dead?
*shrugs* Who says Nephelim have it easy? I certainly don't... But then I can prove it
4 billion years and we will have evolved past being Homo Sapiens Sapeins
And we will have the know how to move a friggin'galaxy so it doesn't collide with another
Driving galaxies like we drive cars?
OMFG what a concept!!!!
"Walk through the time flux hand in hand with clear mind,
Thoughts are harmonious like the rhythm of wind chimes,
Peel back the rind and examine the fruit,
Rotten to the core buried in their best suits."