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How Big Is the Andromeda Galaxy? - Discover Magazine Blogs

Both the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy (M31) are giant spiral galaxies in our local universe. And in about 4 billion years, the Milky Way and Andromeda will collide in a gravitational sumo match that will ultimately bind them forever. Because astronomers previously thought that Andromeda was ...

Image of the Month: Andromeda through different eyes

Our Image of the Month is a radically different view of the great spiral galaxy in Andromeda from the European Space Agency. Tracy McConnell explains how it was made and […]

Supermassive Black Holes Spotted in Photo of Andromeda Are ...

Two supermassive black holes recently spotted in a picture of the Andromeda galaxy are the closest orbiting pair ever discovered—and could be on course for a catastrophic cosmic collision in as little as 350 years.

Astro-boffinry world rocked to its very core: Shock as ...

Astro-boffinry world rocked to its very core: Shock as Andromeda found to be not much bigger than Milky Way ... "Our home galaxy, ...

Outcome of Earth when Milky Way collides with the ...

An epic war is coming between our home galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy, which is currently racing toward us at a speed of 250,000 mph. Astronomers estimate that 3.75 billion years from now, Earth will be caught up amid the largest galactic event in our planet's history, when these two giant ...

Andromeda (mythology) - Wikipedia

Andromeda (mythology) ... which allowed more concrete observation of the Andromeda constellation and led to the discovery that the galaxy lies within the Andromeda ...

What Happens to Earth When the Milky Way and Andromeda ...

We already know that the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are headed for a catastrophic collision, in which they spend billions of...

Andromeda galaxy Facts for Kids | KidzSearch.com

The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way, our galaxy. Andromeda is sometimes called M31 or NGC 324 by astronomers. It is about 2.6 million light years away from us.

Bad Astronomy | Two galaxies that did *not* pass in the night

Michael Bay's Armageddon turns 20 ... Two galaxies that did *not* pass in the night ... The huge Andromeda galaxy is headed right for us!

Andromeda Galaxy Scanned with High-Energy X-ray Vision

Astronomers are looking to the Andromeda galaxy for new views of dead stellar remains.

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