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It’s easy to imagine that our galaxy is basically frozen in time from the perspective of a human lifespan, but in fact, the Milky Way is incredibly dynamic and will undergo some pretty amazing changes in only a few decades!

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https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/ras-itm032918.php
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