The Andromeda Galaxy Was the Culprit – The Case of the Missing Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy, the closest large family of stars to the Milky Way, may be a galactic assassin. Astronomers from the University of Michigan have determined that this family of stars collided with another massive galaxy two billion years ago, nearly destroying it. Today, only the small dwarf galaxy, M32, remains, still located near Andromeda. In roughly four billion years, The Milky Way and Andromeda will collide, greatly altering both galaxies.

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Aztec Map Depicting Creation of Universe Seen on Tablet Found Outside Mexico City

An Aztec map depicting the creation of the Universe was recently discovered under a lagoon beside a volcano near Mexico city. This stone structure is believed to be roughly 1,000 years old. Cipactli, a mythical aquatic monster, is seen splitting heaven from Earth, bringing life into being. The tablet was placed in such a way […]

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Top 10 Astronomy Photos of 2017

Selecting the Top 10 Astronomy Images of 2017 was a tough choice, but The Cosmic Companion is here to help guide you through some of the most amazing images yet seen of the Universe, adding to the wealth of scientific knowledge gained in 2017. These photographs of our Solar System, nebulae, and galaxies were produced […]

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