Star Formation in Andromeda and Milky Way

Star Formation in Andromeda and Milky Way

The studies by scientists from Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) showed that star formation in Milky Way and the nearby spiral galaxy Andromeda soon must be stoped.For their studies scientists took the evaluation of color’s index in system BV,intensity of star formation and stellar mass for the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy and tried to determine how they will look in a large sample of similar galaxies that were  observed in projects Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the Galaxy Zoo.So they found that Milky Way and Andromeda are likely in a transitional stage of evolution and should be classified as a relatively rare “green “, which after several billion years go into a “red” category. If this is true in this case, the intensity of star formation in the Milky Way and Andromeda will fall sharply before their collision with each other, which should be happen in the next five billion years.But also have to say that these results don’t be last and the researchers still have to make more detailed studies and experiments.
source:www.nasa.gov