You want apocalypse? Get this: From “Crash of the Titans: Milky Way Is Destined for Head-On Collision With Andromeda Galaxy” (ScienceDaily, May 31, 2012), we learn,
NASA astronomers can now predict with certainty the next major cosmic event to affect our galaxy, Sun, and solar system: the titanic collision of our Milky Way galaxy with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy.
Ooooh!! Better than the fireworks. And just as harmful, because …
The Milky Way is destined to get a major makeover during the encounter, which is predicted to happen four billion years from now. It is likely the Sun will be flung into a new region of our galaxy, but our Earth and solar system are in no danger of being destroyed.
No? Oh wait. For us, “destroyed” isn’t the issue. But how would it affect life on Earth?
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