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May 31, 2012 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-20

NASA's Hubble Shows Milky Way is Destined for Head-on Collision with Andromeda Galaxy

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Image: Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: 3.85-3.9 Billion Years

Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: 3.85-3.9 Billion Years Artist's Concept

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During the first close approach, the sky is ablaze with new star formation, which is evident in a plethora of emission nebulae and open young star clusters.

Object Names: M31, NGC 224, Andromeda Galaxy

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

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