The Milky Way galaxy, which we belong to, and our closest neighbor galaxy, the Andromeda are destined to come together.
Not to worry though. This collision should not occur or 4 billion years! And, another reason not to worry, the Earth and solar system are in no danger of being destroyed.
The two galaxies are currently 2.5 million light-years away from each other. The mutual pull of gravity between the two galaxies is making the Andromeda galaxy fall toward the Milky Way galaxy.
Check out the video of a computer simulation of this collision by clicking here.
NASA astronomers announced this finding on the last day of May. Yet another great finding by the Hubble telescope!
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Summer nights are the perfect time to be outdoors. Here are a few ideas for your night sky viewing this weekend. If clouds block your view, chances are you will have a cool lightning show instead!
See the five closest planets in the evening sky this week! Sky cover conditions for the next couple of nights are detailed.
There is a lot to see in the night sky this July Fourth holiday weekend. With the new moon soon, the Milky Way will be visible. Also, see the planets shimmer, search for the highest clouds on Earth and perhaps catch a glimpse of the aurora or a stray meteor. Sky viewing conditions are detailed for each night through Independence Day.
There is a lot to see in the night sky this July Fourth holiday weekend. See the planets shimmer, search for the highest clouds on Earth and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Aurora. Sky viewing conditions are detailed for each night through Independence Day.
The fickle June Bootids meteor shower is only a few days away. It will peak Sunday night, but the level of activity is unknown.
AccuWeather Astronomy fans from across the country share their pictures of Monday's Full Strawberry Moon.