Astronomers have long suspected that The enormous Andromeda Galaxy for billions of years will face our humble Bird Path.
The collision is believed to be around 3.9 billion euros. However, when astronomers analyzed the new data captured by the European Space Agency Observation Satellite Gaia, they are now entering the next date – $ 4.5 billion. Year, so 600 million One year later than expected.
The event described in detail The astrophysical publication is described as "ripping" rather than a direct collision. The end result would be the galaxy's unification into a single, monstral galaxy.
"This conclusion is very important for our understanding of the development and interaction of galaxies," said Timo Prusti, a scientist at the ESA Gaia project.
Although this event is very important to the corner of our universe, it will be of little importance to the Earth: so far, the sun of our aging will become brighter and it is likely that the oceans would flow until our protective atmosphere lit up.
To draw conclusions about the future galaxy meeting, scientists have noticed how the stars moved over two nearby galaxies – Andromeda and Triangulum – to predict how Andromeda will eventually cross the intergalactic space  "We have tested" Gaia's data to identify thousands of individual stars in both galaxies, and investigated how these stars moved to their galaxy home, ”said Mark Fardal, research associate. "Although Gaia first seeks to explore the Bird Path, it is powerful enough to make the star-forming regions in the nearby stars noticeably massive and bright – even in galaxies outside our own borders."
When Finally "And this event will be less dramatic than it sounds" – noted The New Times cosmos reporter Dennis Overbye.