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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!
    George is gettin' upset!
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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...


    RAMMING SPEED!


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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.
    Aggies think it will look like one of their marching band's crossing maneuvers, so they will create a yell for it.
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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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