However, there are a lot of scientific suggestions about exactly what could happen to the Milky Way.
As per Futurism, it was earlier believed that the Large Magellanic Cloud - nearby galaxy that slid into the Milky Way's vicinity some 1.5 billion years ago - would settle into an orbit around our galaxy.
There is also a little chance of this collision knocking our solar system "out of the Milky Way and into interstellar space", he continued.
A team led by researchers from the UK's Durham University says the threat of another galaxy colliding with the Milky Way could happen much sooner than previously thought and might send our entire solar system hurtling off in a new direction. Two of the more famous satellite galaxies are the Small and Large Magellanic clouds; the latter of which sits at a distance of about 50 kiloparsecs away and is the second or third-closest galaxy to the Milky Way (the jury is not yet out on whether the nearby Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy is closer than the LMC). Even though gravitational interactions triggered by the merger could fling the solar system to the intergalactic space, Cautun claimed that the chances of this possibility are very low.
Astronomers noted, "The collision between the Large Magellanic Cloud and the Milky Way could be spectacular". Galaxies like the Milky Way are surrounded by a group of smaller satellite galaxies that orbit around them.
The catastrophic impact between our solar system and the Large Magellanic Cloud would have the result of waking up the dormant black hole from our galaxy, and this would be devastating.
"This phenomenon will generate powerful jets of high-energy radiation emanating from just outside the black hole", said Marius Cautun, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University in a recently issued statement. "This is where [the researchers] with their models show how a merger in two to three billion years with our largest satellite galaxy will make us average again: larger more active central black hole and more stars of typical chemical composition in the surrounding of the Milky Way".
Co-author Professor Carlos Frenk, director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology, said: "Beautiful as it is, our universe is constantly evolving, often through violent events like the forthcoming collision with the LMC". Recent observations reveal that the LMC has twice as much dark matter than originally thought, significantly increasing its mass.
That's 6 billion years sooner than the predicted impact with another neighbor, spiral galaxy Andromeda. The milky way, explain measured at comparable star Islands, in the course of cosmic history only very few other galaxies incorporated, you.