Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: 3.75 Billion Years
Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: 3.75 Billion Years
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News release ID: STScI-2012-20
Release Date: May 31, 2012
Image Use: Copyright
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Andromeda fills the field of view. The Milky Way begins to show distortion due to tidal pull from Andromeda.


Tags
Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Interacting Galaxies, Spiral Galaxies

Credits

Science Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA, Z. Levay and R. van der Marel (STScI), T. Hallas, and A. Mellinger