From New Scientist:
The ballistics of galactic shrapnel show that the Milky Way has already crashed into its giant neighbour, Andromeda – but if that’s right, physics is wrong
Well, if we don’t exist anymore, it doesn’t matter much if physics is wrong, but …
A monstrous Milkomeda galaxy?
It’s a well-established picture of our galaxy’s cataclysmic future. More controversially, it might also be a vision of its past. More.
You have to pay to read the rest. And, aw, we dunno. Predicting the end of all things is by its nature a risky business.
The nice thing about New Scientist is that it makes the religious fantasies of some of my neighbours seem normal.
See also: The bill arrives for cosmology’s free lunch
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