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The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51a) and companion galaxy (M51b). This Hubble Space Telescope image represents a merger between two galaxies similar in mass to the Milky Way and the Large Magellanic Cloud. CREDIT NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Nearby dwarf galaxy will hit milky way, wake up black hole

In a new study by Durham University, astrophysicists suggest that our solar system could get blasted into space after a newly-predicted collision with a...