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Our Milky Way galaxy may actually be

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 04, 2003

Our Milky Way galaxy may actually be several galaxies colliding with each other.

Reader comments

Soeren DalsgaardDec 04, 2003 at 12:10PM

WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!

Stefan JonesDec 04, 2003 at 12:50PM

Future generations will know it as …

The Milky Shake.

ctm3Dec 04, 2003 at 6:22PM

If you haven’t already done so, check out the recent PBS Nova series “The Elegant Universe”. You can watch all episodes on the site. Very interesting.

MaxDec 04, 2003 at 10:49PM

I remember reading many years ago that the Milky Way was one of the larger known galaxies because of this. It simply rips apart and intergrates any other galaxies that dare to come close. I think it was all theory though, and no-one had yet found that it was happening right now.

Billy GreenDec 07, 2003 at 10:08PM

Our big old twin, The Andromeda galaxy, is consuming other galaxies as well. In fact, in a few billion years, those two galaxies will consume each other. Two overbearing galaxies forced to live together and share the same group of stars… I smell a sitcom!

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.