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Another Galaxy Is On A Collision Course With Us


Chris Carpineti

Senior Video Editor

clockJul 3 2017, 11:48 UTC

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA/STScI 

Beware, Andromeda is coming!

Well, very very slowly, at least. In approximately 4 billion years, our nearest galaxy Andromeda, will smash right into ours and they will both merge, forming a brand new galaxy.

If there's still life on Earth that far in the future, what would the sky look like? This fascinating video explains this awesome event in detail. 

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