A recent astrophysical investigation at the University of Durham showed that the collision between the Great Magellanic Cloud and the Milky Way will appear long before the expected collision between our galaxy and the Andromeda galaxy.
This collision could cause a black hole to wake up in the center of the Milky Way, and our solar system will be thrown out of the galaxy.
According to Sky News, this research has shown that collisions between the Great Magellanic Cloud and the Milky Way will occur in two billion years (an English equivalent of 2 billion years), while collisions with the Andromeda galaxy will happen in 8,000 million years.
The Big Magellanic Cloud is a dwarf galaxy, located at 1,600,000 light years from the Milky Way. He took this name because explorer Fernando de Magallanes gave the West a sense of consciousness after he discovered it on a trip to Earth in 1519.
The investigation has shown that there is more mass of dark matter in the large magellanic cloud than previously thought, which would lead to the loss of energy and lead to its impact on our galaxy.
The discoveries of astrophysicists at Durham University in the UK have been published in the prestigious scientific journal Monthly Announcement of the Royal Astronomical Society.
The Big Magellan Cloud is visible from the Earth, and until today it has been thought that it is turning away from our planet in space, but research has found that there are over 90% chances to meet the Milky Way.
Dangers to the solar system
In the same investigation, it was found that this collision between galaxies could send our solar system from the Milky Way to a more mysterious area in deep space.
This collision with the Great Magellanic Cloud could also cause an inactive black hole in the center of the Milky Way to absorb the surrounding gas mass and increase it to ten times.
According to scientists, it would lead to the release of high-energy radiation from the black hole as if it were cosmic fireworks.
"Our universe seems to be constantly evolving, sometimes violent events such as another collision with the Great Magellan Cloud," said Professor Carlos Frenk, one of the investigators.
The researcher explained that our descendants, if ever, will witness a "spectacular cosmic fireworks" because a supermassive black hole in the middle of the Milky Way, which will then wake up, will respond to Emissions of Very Clear Radiation.
It is not certain whether these emissions will affect life on Earth.