But it won’t happen for another few hundred billion years. The actual collision will take millions of years, itself. As part of it, some stars will be thrown out into the universe (our sun would go flying….Ahhhhhhh…!) or they’ll be absorbed into the ‘stomach’ of the new galaxy formed by the collision. And then, after trillions of years, dark energy is going to suck up galaxies themselves, so the universe itself will be falling apart.
When you start thinking about this stuff, it really reminds you again how brief our lives all are, and how much of an insanely-small sliver of a chance it was that we evolved to human beings in the first place. So many conditions had to come into place at such a miraculous-random-perfect moment to make it possible for this planet to support life. Our sun was in the exactly perfect spot in the galaxy, at the right time. It’s absolutely extraordinary, and I love being reminded of this from time to time.
How amazing is it that some very intelligent people even learned how to comprehend the mechanics and physics of the universe? How the hell do they do the math equations and create the telescopes that see what we can see? WOW! Pretty fucking awesome, humanity! This is a true high point for us. The low point most likely being, of course, Jersey Shore.
(By the way, I have been trying to publish this post since yesterday. For some reason, every time I go to do it, my computer has either crashed or frozen up! It’s like WordPress doesn’t want me to talk about the galaxy-truth! It’s too provocative a topic for the masses!)