Carpe Diem #809 Andromeda

in the heat of night
under Andromeda skies
we dream of love

M31-SW-Subaru-HST-S1024

In about four billion years it is predicted that the Milky Way 
and the Andromeda galaxy will collide.  Since we probably won’t be around it doesn’t matter much, but I found it interesting.  The picture below shows what this might look like.  The last picture is over 7 billion years time.

merger-milky-way-andromeda-NASA

The Andromeda galaxy can be located by finding Cassiopeia – the large w in the sky. Then follow the point of the deeper v to the Andromeda Galaxy. It should be visible with binoculars or if away from light pollution with the naked eye.

Even now
Cassiopeia points to
her daughter’s beauty

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