Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: 4 Billion Years

After its first close pass, Andromeda is tidally stretched out. The Milky Way, too, becomes warped.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:opo1220h
Type:Artwork
Release date:6 May 2014, 15:45
Size:3600 x 2025 px

About the Object

Name:Andromeda Galaxy, Galaxy Collisions, 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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