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    Andromeda galaxy now certain to collide with Milky Way

    in 4 billion years, according to NASA. No point cleaning the garage today, I guess.

    http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2012...-it/?hpt=hp_t2
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    Yup... hey Time Warner, not paying my cable bill this month, galaxies are gonna collide anyway!


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    The thing is, the distances between stars is so great that Andromeda will mostly pass through the Milky Way with little effect.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androme..._Way_collision
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    The thing is, the distances between stars is so great that Andromeda will mostly pass through the Milky Way with little effect.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androme..._Way_collision

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    The thing is, the distances between stars is so great that Andromeda will mostly pass through the Milky Way with little effect.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androme..._Way_collision

    The new finding is that they won't pass through, but will merge. Will individual stars collide? Very few.

    But this is a football board, so what about this:

    The Milky Way, as it exists now, is a flat disc shape similar to a frisbee. Andromeda is more spherical. When the two combine, they will form an "elliptical galaxy," or what van der Marel described as a football-shaped galaxy.
    Coincidence? I think not!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    The thing is, the distances between stars is so great that Andromeda will mostly pass through the Milky Way with little effect.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androme..._Way_collision
    Will the Milky Way mostly dodge and deflect the Andromeda Galaxy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BasilLongfellow View Post
    Will the Milky Way mostly dodge and deflect the Andromeda Galaxy?
    Very well done, Basil!
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    I think Andromeda had better prepare itself for a really futile and stupid gesture to be done on Milky Way's part...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nishioka View Post
    Yup... hey Time Warner, not paying my cable bill this month, galaxies are gonna collide anyway!

    This caused me to laugh uncontrollably.



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    Worlds are colliding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dead Redemption View Post
    I think Andromeda had better prepare itself for a really futile and stupid gesture to be done on Milky Way's part...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    The thing is, the distances between stars is so great that Andromeda will mostly pass through the Milky Way with little effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warhorse View Post
    ... Andromeda will mostly pass through the Milky Way with little effect.
    A phenomenon known as the Cosgrovian Effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskernut View Post
    The new finding is that they won't pass through, but will merge. Will individual stars collide? Very few.

    But this is a football board, so what about this:



    Coincidence? I think not!
    More details on the "merger:"

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11852
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