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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