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Baltimore Astronomers Know When and How the World Is Going to End


When the Andromeda galaxy collides with our own, beloved Milky Way, there will be a period of, shall we say, readjustment. “It is likely the sun will be flung into a new region of our galaxy,” NASA scientists working with Baltimore’s Space Telescope Science Institute predicted this week. “The Milky Way has had a lot of small mergers, but this indeed will be unprecedented,” Johns Hopkins astronomer Rosemary Wyse explains. And this isn’t a what-if situation; the NASA crew is throwing around phrases like “predict with certainty,” which they don’t do lightly.