According to a new paper in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, a nearby galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is on a crash course with our Milky Way that could destabilize our solar system and doom life on Planet Earth – should any life be left by the time the event occurs. As reported by The Guardian, the paper estimates the collision will take place within the next 2 billion years
Previous tracking on the Large Magellanic Cloud had the satellite galaxy orbiting the Milky Way harmlessly, but new simulations run by astrophysicists at Durham University see the galaxy slowing down and ‘crashing’ into us. Of course, space is vast enough that it is unlikely any stars or planets would actually smash together, but that won’t stop the eventual merging of galaxies from having ‘secondary effects’ that could screw things up for Earth.
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by – inquisitr.com