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The natural world. Looking pretty for 3.5b years.

When Galaxies Collide

The Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies will come together far in the future.

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Tuesday, May 14, 2013/Categories: natural history, space science

In three billion years or so, the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies will collide. Gravitational attraction will produce a mega-galaxy.

Here is a simulation of the merging process combining animation with actual Hubble images.




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