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Posted June 12th, 2012

NASA rendering of our galaxy colliding with that other galaxy. Not sure why the Rocky Mountains would be in the foreground.

I was listening to the radio last night, and learned that in 4 billion years, the¬†Andromeda Galaxy is going to collide with our Milky Way Galaxy. The collision will occur over the course of 2 billion years, and because there is a lot of space between things in the galaxies, not too many objects (such as planets and stars) are actually going to knock into each oher. However, because of gravitational forces and the like, many things are going to pulled this way and that. NASA announced this heart-warming news, which is thanks to the Hubble telescope, on May 31. NASA went on to inform us that “[i]t is likely the sun will be flung into a new region of our galaxy, but our Earth and solar system are in no danger of being destroyed.” Right, so when the sun, i.e. the one we rely on for all life, is “flung” somewhere else in the galazy, don’t worry, we will be fine.

Hunh.

Still, the important thing to remember is that you still matter.

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