Saturday, July 13

Milky Way will collide with nearby galaxy, hurtling solar system into space, report says

A nearby galaxy will slam into the Milky Way galaxy and send the solar system, where Earth resides, hurtling into space, Forbes announced, citing to a journal article in the Royal Astronomical Society.

The effect that the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a dwarf galaxy, could likewise awaken the Milky Way’s dormant black hole, known as Sagittarius A*, the outlet detailed, citing the study. The hole would then devour surrounding gas, get ten times bigger and disperse high-energy radiation, the report said.

Be that as it may, these “cosmic fireworks” are unlikely to affect life on Earth, except if it’s as of now been hurled into space, as indicated by the report.

The occasion could occur in around two billion years, as per astrophysicists at Durham University, who are working with the University of Helsinki in Finland, Forbes announced.

“While two billion years is an extremely long time compared to a human lifetime, it is a very short time on cosmic timescales,” said lead author Dr. Marius Cautun, a postdoctoral fellow in Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology, according to Forbes.

“The destruction of the LMC, as it is devoured by the Milky Way, will wreak havoc with our galaxy, waking up the black hole that lives at its center and turning our galaxy into an ‘active galactic nucleus’ or quasar.”

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