Ready for a night out on the strip! :) last selfie I promise. #ineverdothemanyways #vegasbaby #excited #21 #makeup
VIVA LAS VEGAS :) Having a blast finally being 21!!! I won $100!!! #vegasbaby #lasvegas #winnerwinner #21 #happycamper
Let the celebration begin! FAT TUESDAYS with the roomies. #whynot #livealittle #blameitonthealcohol #vegasbaby #hellosummervacation
Happy 24th Birthday Mari!!! Shots on shots on shots! name this drink :) @truthriverfield #happybirthday #yardhouse (at Yard House)
DANK. Lol no filter needed. Courtesy of Cozy Cone motel :) #californiaadventure #delicious #cozycone #chocolate (at Disney California Adventure Park)
Date night with my love! :) #hissurprisesarethebest #lovehim #icecream #yum #hollywoodandhighland #adventure #disney (at Disney’s Soda Fountain & Studio Store)
Some of the amazing Academic mentor staff from this year! I know those that are graduating have a bright future ahead of them. @simplytan24 #ilovemyjob #academicmentor #amp
“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”
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Our Night Sky When We Collide With Andromeda
In the photos above in order:
— Present day
— 2 Billion years from now the of the approaching Andromeda galaxy is noticeably larger
— 3.75 Billion years, Andromeda fills the field of view
— 3.85 Billion years, the sky is ablaze with new star formation
— 3.9 Billion years, star formation continues
— 4 Billion years, Milky Way is warped and Andromeda is tidally stretched
— 5.1 Billion years, cores of both galaxies appear as a pair of globes
— 7 Billion years, the cores have merged, the bright core dominates the night sky
Here is an animation of the collision
In around 4 billion years our galaxy, The Milky Way, will collide with our neighbor galaxy Andromeda or M31. You might think this will be a catastrophic event for everything in the galaxy including our solar system but in reality most of the solar systems will simply pass by each other. However, given the new galactic center and the new mass pulling everything towards it and tossing it around, the orbits of those solar systems will be changed.
The massive Andromeda galaxy is about 120,000 light years across while our galaxy is 100,000 light years across. Given their size, the speed that we our hurdling towards each other is relatively small at 250,000 miles per hour.