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A team of scientists have discovered thirteen dwarf galaxies orbiting Andromeda at the same speed and in an organized ring – defying current astrophysics models that argue that galaxies form and arrange themselves randomly.
“They found a beautiful structure … and did a very nice job of data analysis,” astronomer Dr. Chris Stoughton told the Christian Science Monitor. The team’s report appears in the January 3rd issue of the journal, Nature.
In addition to blowing apart current galaxy theory, the scientists discovered that Adromeda and the Milky Way are set to collide in 4.5 billion years. So, I guess the Mayan prediction of the end of the world was WAY off… but it’s still gonna happen.
A member of the LA-based Alternative Media Network quipped: “Now that the galaxies are organized, I wonder which union they’re going to join?”