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NASA predicts our galaxy will collide with nearby galaxy

In 6 billion years, our galaxy, the Milky Way, will collide with the nearby Andromeda galaxy, according to the 1st reliable determination of Andromeda’s sideways motion, made using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

Read more on the astronomers’ prediction on Talking Points Memo and in NASA’s press release.

This photo illustration depicts a view of the night sky just before the predicted merger between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy. (Illustration: NASA, ESA, Z. Levay and R. van der Marel (STScI), and A. Mellinger)