Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The end of the galaxy as we know it.

I've long suspected that physics is a dark art, evil magic if you will, and that physicists are blackhearted necromancers. Now I have proof.
Apparently they've known for decades that in a mere 2 billion years the Milky Way, the galaxy that we call home, will collide with the Andromeda spiral galaxy and they never tell anyone about it, nor do they seem to doing anything to prevent this cataclysmic event. The gets.

Now they've used their demonic ways to calculate that during the event our humble solar system will be cast out of the party zones of the galaxy, and dumped unceremoniously in the outer reaches of the new one [1].
Apparently, the consequence of this is that we are royally fucked as a planet. And I don't even know if that new planet what they found will be ok. It's almost enough to put you off you tea...

The Collision Between The Milky Way And Andromeda.
T.J. Cox, Abraham Loeb . May 2007. e-Print: arXiv:0705.1170 [astro-ph]

1 comment:

dan said...


I knew it.

Now we need our otherselves to solve everything with science. And maybe a stretchy arm or two. Or a silver dude.