NASA orbiting telescope has photographed the stunning explosion in the universe. Astronomers say that the outbreak occurred because of a collision of two galaxies. Similarly, the looks and the destruction of the Milky Way.
Only this will happen no earlier than 4.5 billion years, when our galaxy will meet with one of the closest star system to us — the Andromeda Galaxy, which is located at a distance of more than 2.5 million light-years. When they collide as an explosion, similar to what can be seen in the photo from the probe Spitzer.
The intensity of the infrared radiation from the collision of two spiral galaxies in the constellation of the Dolphin is comparable to what occurs when the birth of new galaxies and new stars.
Object in a picture with Spitzer burns ten times more intense than any of the known modern astronomy. It is located about 500 million light-years from the Milky Way. Scientists say that this collision will burn for another 100 million years.
Clash of the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy is the most likely, but at 100% predict an event is impossible. It is known that the Andromeda Galaxy is approaching our at about 120 km / sec. If the merger happens, it will be the greatest event in our part of the universe, as now both galaxies are the largest in the local group. This explosion goes off for at least a billion years, eventually forms a single galaxy, which proponents of the merger has been dubbed Milkomeda.
Preliminary computer modeling collision shows that the solar system not be good — it may just throw outside of the newly formed giant galaxy. However, at this point of life on Earth will no longer, because our star will go out before and after 5 billion years the sun reborn into a red dwarf.
For the most accurate positioning stars Andromeda in 2011 by the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch a space telescope Gaia. Data from the probe will determine whether there will still encounter the largest disk galaxies or merging expects only dark matter accompanying the Milky Way and Andromeda.