Two billion years later, our Milky Way will collide with the Andromeda Galaxy, after which a new galaxy will be formed called Milkomeda.
Milky Way (NASA)
The Milky Way has always been known to merge its smaller stars. It has amalgamated many small star clusters in its 13.5 billion-year history. Once again, it is going to merge the small Sagittarius Galaxy moving in this direction. However, now there is a discussion among people about Milky Way, what will happen if it collides with its neighbor Andromeda. Andromeda’s distance from Earth is 2.5 million light-years and both galaxies are moving towards each other at a speed of five lakhs per hour and both of them are likely to collide.
The Andromeda Galaxy is larger than both Sagittarius and Milky Way. Apart from this, it is two lakh light years older than Milky Way and has one trillion stars. At the same time, compared to this, Milky Way is just a million light years and has 250 billion stars. If we understand in easy language, then the expansion of Milky Way is more than 587,862,540,000,000,000 miles. When Andromeda and Milky Way both collide, a large star cluster will form, called Milkomeda.
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A new home will be found when both galaxies collide
According to European Space Agency (ESA) astronomers, our own Milky Way contains debris from several small galaxies and is currently absorbing the Sagittarius Galaxy. In two billion years, when the two galaxies meet each other, our earth, sun and the entire solar system will get a new home.
Our sun’s position will change after the collision
According to the US space agency NASA, astronomers have identified the merger as the next major program to disrupt the Milky Way. When this collision occurs between the two galaxies, our night sky will not be recognized. In 2012, astronomers suggested that during this event our sun would move into a new region of the galaxy. However, this will not end our solar system, but whether or not the human race will be alive to see this collision, this thing seems to be nominal.
In five billion years, the sun will swallow the Earth and other planets
In about four to five billion years from now, the sun will turn into a red giant star. At its last moment, the sun’s fuel will run out. It will swallow Mercury and Venus and it will also have an impact on the Earth. How the Milkomeda would look before it, these Hubble Space Telescope pictures have shown the world. ESA and NASA astronomers have published 59 photographs as part of a large-scale investigation into distant star clusters.
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