Wednesday, 23 October 2019


Living ourselves in area designated as a stellar sanctuary (though often in the city with only a few planets and stars visible), we very much appreciated this nearer-term corollary to the premise that later generations and iterations might experience the Cosmos as some place empty and pre-ordained, the possibility of life elsewhere having receded far away from our perspective and oversight. Billions of years into the future but yet eons to go until that lonely end-state occurs, the Earth’s night sky will be ablaze as the Milky Way merges with its neighbouring galaxy Andromeda. Due to the vastness of interstellar space, there will be few if any collisions as this process unfolds.