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    Question Did Phil include this one in his book

    I just watched this YouTube clip taken from a BBC programme. It speculates that if the Earth is on the wrong side of the galaxy when Andromeda hits, "The Earth is toast"

    I thought the Earth would be long gone by then? Is that correct?

    I just wondered if Phil covered this possibility in his book

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    The Sun has about 5 billion years left, so its quite possible Earth will still be around when they hit, though I would have thought that for an event that size any side will be the wrong side!

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    Chapter 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    "The Earth is toast"
    I can't wait! I'll take mine with a little butter and jam.

    I suppose, in the unlikely event that the human species still exists at that late date, many books will be published telling everyone how to survive the coming chaos.

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    Oh...I was confused. I thought you meant Dr. Phil - the famous American talkshow host [who I rarely watch]. I wondered why HE'D say something about this???

    Never mind.

    My sister mentions Dr. Phil far too much apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    I just watched this YouTube clip taken from a BBC programme. It speculates that if the Earth is on the wrong side of the galaxy when Andromeda hits, "The Earth is toast"
    I thought the Earth would be long gone by then? Is that correct?
    I just wondered if Phil covered this possibility in his book
    Compared to the size of our solar system a collision of the Andromeda galaxy with the Milky Way galaxy is so gigantic an event, and so enormously long-term on the human time scale that it is quite possible a future Earth would be unaffected for a very long time. Any humanoid descendants of the distant future, if they exist, might enjoy the spectacle of new stellar formation happening far from them as giant gas clouds in both galaxies continued to merge.

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