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Milky Way Galaxy Doomed to Head-On Crash with Andromeda

During the second close passage, the cores of the Milky Way and Andromeda appear as a pair of bright lobes. Star-forming nebulae are much less prominent because the interstellar gas and dust has been significantly decreased by previous bursts o

Stars collide

The Milky Way is bound for a head-on collision with similar-sized Andromeda galaxy, researchers announced, May 31. Over time, the huge galactic smashup will create an entirely new hybrid galaxy.