Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: 3.75 Billion Years

Andromeda fills the field of view. The Milky Way begins to show distortion due to tidal pull from Andromeda.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Z. Levay and R. van der Marel (STScI), T. Hallas, and A. Mellinger

About the Image

Id:opo1220e
Type:Artwork
Release date:6 May 2014, 15:46
Size:3600 x 2025 px

About the Object

Name:Andromeda Galaxy, M 31, Messier 31, Milky Way
Type:Milky Way
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Category:Galaxies

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