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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Hey Andromeda, you’d better watch out. Turns out your little brother, the Milky Way galaxy, isn’t so little after all. In fact, the Milky Way is just as massive, weighing in at the new estimate of 3 trillion suns, according to a new study.
That means that the two galaxies — the largest members of the Local Group of galaxies — might smash into each other earlier than astronomers had predicted.
Originally posted by peacejet
reply to post by TooManyHumans
One thing is odd. Though the news came into the astro groups in the start of the year itself, why is the article dated on jan 31?
It doesnt matter how big the universe is. But how massive our milky way is decides our fate in the next few million years. Based on earlier calculations, milky ways expected collision chance with andromeda was low and it even had a chance of completely missing us, and zip by. But this increased mass, directly corresponds to increased gravity and collision with andromeda is confirmed.
So, I would say, we need to add a new thing to the world is going to end list.