03
Mar
08

Gravity

Given that The Milky Way, and our nearest galactic neighbor, The Andromeda Galaxy are moving towards each other, this will be their fate some 3 billion years hence. The sun will still be shining then.

From spacetelescope.org.

Arp 87 is a stunning pair of interacting galaxies. Stars, gas, and dust flow from the large spiral galaxy, NGC 3808, forming an enveloping arm around its companion. The shapes of both galaxies have been distorted by their gravitational interaction.

Click for larger image. It’s worth it.

Arp 87

The Law of Gravitation
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