This illustration shows a stage in the predicted merger between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, as it will unfold over the next several billion years.
If the catastrophic collision wakes up the black hole sleeping at the center of our galaxy, this dark beast will begin devouring everything in sight, growing ten times larger than it already is. The central supermassive black hole, which is about 4 million times larger than the sun, will devour surrounding gas, generate powerful jets of high energy radiation, and grow even bigger in size.
A neighbouring galaxy is hurtling towards the Milky Way on a collision course that could shift Earth outside the so-called Goldilocks zone, making it too hot or too cold for life.
The researchers also shared that there is a very small chance that the initial collision will cause a shock that might kick the Solar System out of the Milky Way Galaxy and into space. Astronomers hadn't previously pegged the smaller galaxy as a compelling collision candidate, thinking instead that the fast-moving LMC would continue orbiting the Milky Way (MW) for eons or eventually escape and go on its merry way. Her experience in writing also intersects the IT niche, given the fact that she worked as a content editor for firms that produce software for mobile devices.
The LMC only entered our neighbourhood about 1.5 billion years ago and past studies have indicated that if the speedy galaxy didn't escape from our galaxy's gravitational pull and shoot off elsewhere, then it would orbit the Milky Way relatively unhindered for many billions of years to come. New figures out today by astroboffins, though, predict that the LMC will slam into the Milky Way a lot sooner - in about two billion years - with dramatic effect.
The LMC is a satellite galaxy of Milky Way, located about 163,000 light years from it. Based on supercomputer simulation, researchers say that the Large Magellanic Cloud is rapidly losing energy and is doomed to collide with our galaxy. But apparently, some would deviate from time to time and would sink to the center, collide and be absorbed by their host galaxy.
"Beautiful as it is, our Universe is constantly evolving, often through violent events like the forthcoming collision with the Large Magellanic Cloud".
Recent measurements, however, indicate that the Large Magellanic Cloud has almost twice as much dark matter than previously thought.
Dr Alis Deason added: "We think that up to now our galaxy has had only a few mergers with very low mass galaxies".
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