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Originally posted by Jeff Riff
That would be cool to watch from a distance!
It would be the ultimate way to go... Yeah I died when my galaxy collided with another one.
Originally posted by Venusian12
I was watching a special on the science channel about our galaxy, and they said that Andromeda is on a collision coarse with the Milky Way!
I know it's not gonna happen any time soon, but I wonder, what it would be like?
Will things be all screwed up and days and nights will be a thing of the past?
I wish I could be around just to see Andromeda in the night sky. That would be an amazing sight to see.
Can any galaxies can be seen with the naked eye?
There are 4 that I can think of:
* 1. The Milky Way. This is our galaxy. We're in it so we can see it in all directions. You can see the largest concentration of stars in a band stretching across the sky. It is quite diffuse, so you need to be somewhere really dark to see it well. The centre is in the constellation of sagittarius.
* 2/3. The Magellanic clouds (Large and Small) are two small (ish) galaxies which are being accreted by the Milky Way. You can only see them from the southern hemisphere.
* 4. The Andromeda galaxy (or M31) can be seen as a fuzzy patch in the constellation of Andromeda (again only if it is very dark out).
Galaxies are diffuse patches of light so are hard to see unless the sky is very dark. You can't even see the Milky Way from most cities and Andromeda is even harder. It is possible though.