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The Collision Between the Andromeda and Milky Way Galaxies

Author: Silvia DiPaola

Editors: Ken Saito and Yuze Zhu

Artist: Daelah Nicholas

The Milky Way Galaxy is currently on a collision course with another celestial body: the Andromeda Galaxy. Andromeda is the only galaxy we can now see without the use of a telescope! It has a long distance to travel (2.5 million light-years), so it is likely to take around four billion years to crash into the Milky Way. Let’s delve into the fated collision of these galaxies and the future formation of Milkomeda!