Collision Scenario for Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy Encounter

This illustration shows the inevitable collision between our Milky Way galaxy and the Andromeda galaxy approximately 4 billion years from now. The galaxies are moving toward each other under the inexorable pull of gravity between them. A smaller galaxy, Triangulum, may be part of the smashup.

Credit:

NASAESA, and A. Feild and R. van der Marel (STScI)

About the Image

Id:opo1220m
Type:Artwork
Release date:6 May 2014, 15:31
Size:3000 x 1996 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
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos


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