Science behind the Art
…Andromeda, one of our nearest galaxies, is hurdling at breakneck pace
(250,000 mls/hour to be precise) towards us, the Milky Way. The oncoming
collision is destined, and it is ~4 billion years away.
It took 3.8 billion years for the life on this planet to evolve from “the nothing” to
a complex reasonable system capable to organize its perceptual vision into a
construct of this kind.
One theory tells that no kind of highly developed life is able to survive such a
span of time – as well as the life is inevitable wherever surroundings are
There is also another theory telling that such cosmic event is never to happen
– until there is someone to witness it.
The author created his conception of the art prior to data from the Hubble
Space Telescope; the visionary interpretation of events and possible
consequences is coincidental.
Galaxy Visualization: computing interpretation of the collision
Credit Luke Groskin and Barry Rothberg
Leibnitz Institute for Astrophysics, Potsdam