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NASA's Hubble Shows Milky Way is Destined for Head-On Collision [hd video]

NASA image release Thursday, May 31, 2012

 

To view a still from this Hubble release go to: www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/7309213060

 

Caption: This illustration shows a stage in the predicted merger between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, as it will unfold over the next several billion years. In this image, representing Earth's night sky in 3.75 billion years, Andromeda (left) fills the field of view and begins to distort the Milky Way with tidal pull.

 

Credit: NASA; ESA; Z. Levay and R. van der Marel, STScI; T. Hallas; and A. Mellinger

 

To read more go to: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/milky-way-colli...

 

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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.

 

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