The Hubble team over at NASA has confirmed what it’s suspected for a while: that our galaxy is destined for a direct collision / love fest with Andromeda, culminating in the birth of “Milkomeda.” But don’t go lobbying Virgin Galactic for ring-side tickets just yet because the fireworks won’t go off for another four billion years — and last another two billion after that. Scientists also predict that the earth won’t be threatened thanks to the sheer amount of empty space between stars, but we could lose the sun as it’s flung out to some other part of the new system. You hear that? We could lose the freakin’ sun!
Hubble reveals unavoidable collision between our galaxy and Andromeda
Posted by Gsurface on June 1, 2012