New Research Suggest Andromeda And Milky Way Galaxies Are Already Touching, Might Collide Sooner Than We Think

The Milky Way and Andromeda galaxy won’t collide for next 4 billion years. But but a recent discovery of a massive halo of hot gas close to Andromeda Galaxy may mean that our galaxies are already touching. Astrophysicist Nicholas Lehner from University of Notre Dame, led a group of scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope to detect an enormous halo of hot, ionized gas about 2 million light years in diameter around the galaxy. The Andromeda and Milky Way Merger. Image Credit: NASA; ESA; Z. Levay and R. van der…

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