The Milky Way is heading for a collision with a neighboring galaxy that has the potential to fly our solar system in deep space. But the known crash between the Milky Way and the Great Magellanic Cloud is unlikely to occur for at least 2 billion years.
Researchers at the University of Durham Run simulations on the movement of the Great Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and discovered that rather than pulling away from the Milky Way's magnetic field, it is on a direct collision course.
The LMC is currently about 163,000 light years away from the Milky Way and moving away from it in about 250 miles per second.
Collision will have solid trouble
But the models created by scientists show that at some point the cloud will turn around and eventually break into the Milky Way.
The collision will not be a physical crushing of objects, but the arrival of a galaxy weighing more than 250 billion suns will have tough trouble.
"The whole of the Milky Way will be shaken, and the entire solar system may be ejected into outer space," said Carlos Franks, director of the Computational Cosmology Institute at Durham.
"If this happens, I don't see how our descendants, if any, will be able to withstand it."
Milky Way's black hole will increase after the crash
The Milky Way is an anomaly between spiral galaxies. It contains less stars than other similar galaxies and the black hole in its center is considerably smaller, only one tenth the size of other comparable galaxies.
The collision could result in a bigger and more beautiful Galaxy Frenzy prediction.
"Once the LMC gets gobbled up by the Milky Way, our galaxy will become a beautiful, normal spiral. Most of the Halo will star in the LMC and the black hole will solidify on the sudden unexpected hall of fuel and it will go berserk . "
The second collision will be & # 39; Armageddon & # 39;
This is not the only predicted collision of the Milky Way. The Milky Way is expected to contact another neighbor, Andromeda, in about 800 billion years.
Although this number may be stretched, if the collision with LMC occurs. "One of the by-products of the collision with the LMC is that it will delay Armageddon," Mr Franklin said. "It'll move the Milky Way a bit and that can buy us a pair of billions of years.
The first major collision for the Milky Way may be survived, but according to the experts, the second one will definitely be doomsday. "The LMC is great but it won't completely destroy our galaxy," Frans explained.
"It will produce amazing fireworks, but it does not have a huge drawback. The collision with Andromeda really will be Armageddon. That will be the end of Milky Way as we know it."