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What will the death of the Milky Way look like? (Synopsis)

2 Jun 2017, 14:00 UTC
What will the death of the Milky Way look like? (Synopsis) Reid Wiseman/NASA

In the far future, all the galaxies within our Local Group will merge together, with enough gas and stellar material to form trillions upon trillions of new stars. But the amount of fuel is finite, and gravitational interactions are chaotic. At some point, the star forming material contained in our galaxy will come to an end, while more and more stars and stellar remnants are ejected from the galaxy. What will be left, at that point?

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