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Can it be called news if it’s billions of years from happening? Actually the new result is the gorgeous discovery by @Sydney_Uni of 2 previous galaxy collisions in Andromeda’s past making it even larger for the one with us!
The infalling smaller galaxies into Andromeda arrived in two vastly different directions, which is a prediction of the cosmic web where galaxies and gas flow along filaments into intersection points or nodes - and those nodes contain galaxies like Andromeda!
The stretching of dark matter filaments across millions of light years that link galaxies into a cosmic web long predicted in supercomputer simulations like Illustris 👇
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