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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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Video: Scientists Reflect on Expected Collision Between the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy

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This video discusses what the science team's challenges and techniques were in their quest to determine the fate of the Milky Way galaxy. They reflect on the encounter's possible influence on the solar system, and how the Hubble Space Telescope was vital to this research.

Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Estacion, F. Summers, G. Bacon, B. Moster, J. Anderson, R. van der Marel, and S.T. Sohn (STScI)

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