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Breathe easy: You have an extra 600 million years before Andromeda crashes into us

11 Feb 2019, 14:00 UTC
Breathe easy: You have an extra 600 million years before Andromeda crashes into us NASA, ESA, Z. Levay and R. van der Marel (STScI), T. Hallas, and A. Mellinger

Hey, some good news: The impending colossal cosmic train wreck of the Andromeda galaxy smashing into our Milky Way and causing massive havoc and chaos on a literally galactic scale has been postponed. According to new measurements and calculations it’ll happen 4.6 billion years from now, not 3.9 billion.

Phew!

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