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"The two Voyagers will outlast Earth," said Bill Kurth, co-author of one of the papers and a research scientist at the University of Iowa. "They're in their own orbits around the galaxy for five billion years or longer. And the probability of them running into anything is almost zero."
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Cornflakes_91 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Cody wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:19 am
I wonder what the denizens of Andromeda call our galaxy?
either none at all or more than there are humans in existence
<scratches head> Strange names for a galaxy, but that's the Andromedans for you!
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Cody wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:47 am
"The two Voyagers will outlast Earth," said Bill Kurth, co-author of one of the papers and a research scientist at the University of Iowa. "They're in their own orbits around the galaxy for five billion years or longer. And the probability of them running into anything is almost zero."

Kurth must be a friend of Ogilvy, the astronomer -- he made "million-to-one" predictions, too.

Regarding the Milky Way from Andromeda, here's how Space Engine thinks it might look from orbit around a planet whose star is conveniently located on the Milky Way side of the Andromeda Galaxy's central bulge:

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The big blob near the top middle is the elliptical galaxy M110, one of the dwarf galaxy companions of the Andromeda Galaxy.

There's some speculation that Space Engine exaggerates the brightness of objects. Even so, this gives a rough impression of the size of the Milky Way and its tilt as seen from Andromeda.
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I maintain my brother's PC (and his laptops, which he uses for work - he's a DJ), and sort out minor problems by phone. He's 79, and until recently he was on the ball, but now... well, it just took me over half an hour to explain how to use the sort function in Windows Explorer. I expect I'll end up the same way... if I live long enough, that is!

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