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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Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) is now visible just above the eastern horizon before sunrise. People hoping to catch a glimpse Tuesday morning where greeted by an unexpected view. A fuel dump from a Japanese rocket made an interesting formation in the morning sky in the Southwestern states.
A massive magnetic filament eruption has sent a CME towards the earth. Check out an awesome video of the event. Meanwhile, we have the peak of the Leonid's meteor shower tonight.
Known for the most impressive displays of meteors in recorded history, the Leonids meteor shower is already underway. The peak of the shower is Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. A detailed look at the shower, including its amazing history are examined.
Improved viewing conditions are expected for most of the country this weekend as the Taurids slowly wind down. Just next week, the famous Leonids meteor shower peaks. Sky cover is outlooked.
Space junk will splash down in the Indian Ocean early Friday morning. And we are going to watch it live! Check out the slooh broadcast.
Up to the minute satellite imagery for viewing the peak of the Taurid meteor shower. But, it's a gradual peak, so the shower should continue to produce the occasional fireball for another several days. Tomorrow night's sky cover and Europe maps included.