The forthcoming Milky Way/Andromeda alliance

While my dreams of ever seeing the country brought back from the edge of ruin by President Arnold ‘The Govenator’ Schwarzenegger and VP Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura grow less and less likely, it seems there’s little doubt two of my other favorite 80’s superpowers will be getting together in just a few billion years. I am, of course, talking about the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies, who are completely above having cutesy little air quote nicknames. Apparently, scientifical-types have been predicting this for ages (i.e., beginning in the Bronze Age), writing paper after paper about how we need to get off our collective butts and do something about it. Of course, nobody has time to read, so one enterprising fellow at the University of Toronto — one John Dubinski — made a movie:

Low resolution doesn’t do it any justice. If you can stand the download, the big version is totally worth your time.

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2 Responses to “The forthcoming Milky Way/Andromeda alliance”

  1. […] Garden State Parkway. Which is the beauty of videos like the one I posted back in March depicting the forthcoming merger of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies. Sure, it may spell the end of life as we know it, but anyone at a safe watching distance (and, as […]

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