A galactic collision does not mean the stars from both galaxies will collide. There is no massive fireworks. It is a slow ‘silent’ collision. There is plenty of space in between stars, so they will merely pass each other. But the resulting massive electro-magnetic maelstrom will result in the birth and death of millions of stars. The collision will take a few million years to occur.
About a hundred billion years ago, there was a super-nova, a massive explosion of all explosions whose light illuminated half of the Known or Observable Universe. Its remnants now form the Virgo super-cluster of about a thousand galaxies, of which, our home, the Milky Way is but a tiny dot. We are of star material, a cosmic brew that gave birth to consciousness.
We are so tiny, a mere micro-dot in the vast Known Universe with a diameter of 93 billion light years. If the Observable Universe were the mere size of our solar system, Earth would be the size of an electron in an atom. Our sun is but one of the 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars found in trillions of galaxies, each galaxy having an average of about a trillion stars. Beyond the 93-billion light years, nothing is unknown because light has not yet travelled to Earth.
Yet we are so big because we have consciousness. When we gaze at a star through a telescope a thousand light years away, we become part of that star and we become that star. We transcend the physical universe with our minds. Every new discovery we make with our puny instruments becomes part of us. Perspective is power. Our consciousness thus sanctifies God’s creation at the mere consciousness if it.
u01 /u12/ p15 / u11 / u13 / u09 u01 – at the center of every galaxy
u12 – observable universe
p15 – God created us from starust
u11 – our sophisticated instruments
u13 – I feel so small
u09 – I carry the sins of mankind