This news article is not very much a story about Clove Valley or Millbrook but makes one stop for a moment and consider things like the importance of the Presidential election or the worry about the collapse of the Euro.

One of my readers sent me this article about a collision of the Andromeda galaxy and our Milky Way four million oops make that four billion years from now.

“On Thursday, NASA scientists announced that after scouring reams of data from the Hubble Space Telescope they can say with certainty that our Milky Way is destined to eventually collide with our neighbor the Andromeda galaxy. Of course, it won’t happen for about 4 billion years, but it can’t hurt to be prepared.”

A few facts to put our earthly problems into perspective:

The Milky Way in which our solar system exists contains about 300 billion stars
The Andromeda Nebula contains one trillion stars
The Andromeda Nebula appears as a “star” that can be seen with the naked eye from earth. It is in the Andromeda Constellation
The light from the nebula that you see at night as a faint star left there 2,500,000 years ago.

For those interested enough to search for the Andromeda Nebula or as it was called in ancient times, the Great Spiral Nebula in Andromeda the link below will tell you how;
http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~huffman/m31.html

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