The Metamorphosis of the Local Group


Collision of the Galaxy with Andromeda. The Galaxy is the smaller galaxy to the upper right in the first frame. The view is down the North Galactic Pole. The sequence commences shortly after the collision 3 Gyrs into the future. The time between frames is 170 million years. Click here to see the movie



t = +3.07 billion years

t = +3.24 billion years

t = +3.41 billion years

t = +3.58 billion years

t = +3.75 billion years

t = +3.92 billion years

t = +4.09 billion years

t = +4.26 billion years

t = +4.43 billion years

t = +4.60 billion years
John Dubinski