Thursday, May 7, 2015

Today's moment of galactic glory

Some time in the far future, some 4 billion years from now, the Andromeda Galaxy will merge with our own Milky Way. How will that change the night sky, assuming there are any sentient beings on Earth to view it?

NASA scientists wondered, too:

I find this evocative, glorious, and sad all at once. Not sure why the sadness. But as a writer and lover of science fiction, I'm all fired up to put it in a story.

Read the whole article on our Milky Way here.

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