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Andromeda-Milky Way collision visualized

After nearly a century of speculation about the future destiny of Andromeda and our own Milky Way galaxy, scientists at NASA have visualized what the eventual collision of the two galaxies will look like and where our own solar system will end up. A century ago astronomers did not realize that Andromeda was a separate […]

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Astronomers mull planetary smash ’em up derby

Two Earth-like planets orbiting a stable mature sun-like star some 300 light-years from Earth appear to have recently suffered a violent collision, leaving astronomers scratching their heads as to what could have triggered such a massive event and questioning whether such a collision could happen in our own solar system. While the astronomers – from […]

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New Asteroid Threat Scale Launched

An MIT professor has worked with astronomers to revise the scale used to assess the threat of asteroids and comets colliding with Earth to better communicate those risks with the general public. The team’s goal is to provide easy-to-understand information about a potential doomsday collision with our planet. The Torino scale, similar to the Richter […]

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