Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×
NASA

Submission + - Andromeda on collision course with the Milky Way (nature.com) 1

ananyo writes: From the Nature story: The Andromeda galaxy will collide with the Milky Way about 4 billion years from now, astronomers announced today. Although the Sun and other stars will remain intact, the titanic tumult is likely to shove the Solar System to the outskirts of the merged galaxies.

Researchers came to that conclusion after using the Hubble Space Telescope between 2002 and 2010 to painstakingly track the motion of Andromeda as it inched along the sky. Andromeda, roughly 770,000 parsecs (2.5 million light years) away, is the nearest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way.

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Andromeda on collision course with the Milky Way

Comments Filter:

In 1750 Issac Newton became discouraged when he fell up a flight of stairs.

Working...