Andromeda-Milky Way Collision Won’t Be The First Galactic Encounter Of Our Galaxy


Andromeda Milky Way Collision Wont Be The First Galactic Encounter Of Our

About 4.5 billion years from now, the Milky Way will collide with the Andromeda galaxy. This epic collision will lead to the formation of a new elliptical galaxy often nicknamed Milkomeda or Milkdromeda.

But this won’t be the first collision of our galaxy. Our galaxy is a monster that has crossed paths with and destroyed several galaxies in the past. But how do we know that it had a violent history? Where are those galaxies that once crossed paths with our galaxy? And most importantly, how did those collisions affect the evolution and the shape of the Milky Way?


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