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Andromeda gets word of a fleet of Highguard ships in Tartarus. But Ryan has a history with the fleet, which creates Tom Hardy has been on a run since Inception , so it's no surprise he's been offered a bunch of big roles in the past decade. But which blockbusters did he turn down? See Tom's close casting calls. Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew. When a full-scale war is engaged by the evil Scarran Empire, the Peacekeeper Alliance has but one hope: In the mid 23rd Century, the Earth Alliance space station Babylon 5, located in neutral territory, is a major focal point for political intrigue, racial tensions and various wars over the course of five years.

When an alien species comes to Earth bearing boons to Humanity, a few suspicious humans seek to learn and resist the newcomers' true designs. An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith.

A team of soldiers and scientists has five years to find a cure for a plague decimating Earth. A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore other planets through the recently discovered Stargates.

Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, and cloning have changed the definition of "humanity" in the modern world, but the darker side contains monsters that only few are brave enough to face, because the future lies in their hands. Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light-years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth.

Emperor Londo Mollari of the Centauri Republic tells the story of the Earth-Minbari War that almost destroyed humanity and later inspired its last best, hope for peace.

It's the tenth anniversary of the Interstellar Alliance, and President Sheridan is on his way to Babylon 5 for the celebration. After being frozen in time for years, captain Dylan Hunt and his sentient warship Andromeda sets out to restore peace and civilization to the known universe.

With him is the crew of the ship that, with profit in mind and unknowing of her captain still being alive, salvaged Andromeda from the black hole keeping her suspended in time. Andromeda originally hid in the black hole after a big battle. When Captain Hunt wakes up he realizes that this battle was the beginning of an epic war and that the great civilization he was defending, the Commonwealth, has been eradicated from existence.

He and his unlikely and sometimes unpredictable crew starts on a mission to once again bring hope to the galaxy. What Andromeda does well: The cast is, on the whole, quite good. Kevin Sorbo is the solid core typical central character one expects in this type of story, but the other characters are generally original and well-played. I especially like Harper and Beka, who manage to be fresh and compelling without being so iconoclastic as to distract the viewer from the plot. Backstory and plot are as interesting as any sci-fi franchise on television.

The tale of Dylan's having been "stuck in a singularity" for years, while scientifically suspect, makes a good yarn. Effects and art direction are up to the best modern syndie TV can offer: Where Andromeda falls short: As the biggest "power that be," Sorbo has a slight tendency to overstress his character's importance.

Dylan is, of course, the most important character, but as a fairly stereotyped "strong, silent captain," he's far from the most interesting character. The other characters should not only be allowed to carry some episodes, they should also be allowed to "be the hero" in more stories, even when Dylan is also featured. No captain, no matter how heroic, is always right. Individual episodes are hit-and-miss. However, he has one thing to do. Beka and her crew discuss what to do.

Dylan, over the intercom, orders them to leave the ship or he will re-take it by force. Gerentex reveals his backup plan, he has hired a group of mercenaries led by Tyr Anasazi , a Nietzschean, in case force is necessary.

As the great philosopher wrote, "Man is for woman a means. The end is always a child. I take it back. You're not a cynic, you're a romantic.

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Sign In Don't have an account? The rate of novae in the Milky Way is also double that of Andromeda Galaxy. According to recent studies, the Andromeda Galaxy lies in what in the galaxy color—magnitude diagram is known as the "green valley", a region populated by galaxies like the Milky Way in transition from the "blue cloud" galaxies actively forming new stars to the "red sequence" galaxies that lack star formation.

Star formation activity in green valley galaxies is slowing as they run out of star-forming gas in the interstellar medium. In simulated galaxies with similar properties to Andromeda Galaxy, star formation is expected to extinguish within about five billion years from the now, even accounting for the expected, short-term increase in the rate of star formation due to the collision between Andromeda Galaxy and the Milky Way.

Based on its appearance in visible light, the Andromeda Galaxy is classified as an SA s b galaxy in the de Vaucouleurs—Sandage extended classification system of spiral galaxies. In , astronomers used the Keck telescopes to show that the tenuous sprinkle of stars extending outward from the galaxy is actually part of the main disk itself. This constitutes evidence that there is a vast, extended stellar disk that makes the galaxy more than , light-years 67, parsecs in diameter.

Analysis of the cross-sectional shape of the galaxy appears to demonstrate a pronounced, S-shaped warp, rather than just a flat disk. The Galaxy M33 could be responsible for some warp in Andromeda's arms, though more precise distances and radial velocities are required. Spectroscopic studies have provided detailed measurements of the rotational velocity of the Andromeda Galaxy as a function of radial distance from the core.

Further out, rotational velocity rises out to a radius of 33, light-years 2. The total mass of the galaxy increases linearly out to 45, light-years 2. The spiral arms of the Andromeda Galaxy are outlined by a series of HII regions , first studied in great detail by Walter Baade and described by him as resembling "beads on a string".

His studies show two spiral arms that appear to be tightly wound, although they are more widely spaced than in our galaxy. Since the Andromeda Galaxy is seen close to edge-on, it is difficult to study its spiral structure.

Alternative spiral structures have been proposed such as a single spiral arm [61] or a flocculent [62] pattern of long, filamentary, and thick spiral arms. The most likely cause of the distortions of the spiral pattern is thought to be interaction with galaxy satellites M32 and M In , images from the European Space Agency 's Infrared Space Observatory demonstrated that the overall form of the Andromeda Galaxy may be transitioning into a ring galaxy.

The gas and dust within the galaxy is generally formed into several overlapping rings, with a particularly prominent ring formed at a radius of 32, light-years 2. Later studies with the help of the Spitzer Space Telescope showed how Andromeda Galaxy's spiral structure in the infrared appears to be composed of two spiral arms that emerge from a central bar and continue beyond the large ring mentioned above.

Those arms, however, are not continuous and have a segmented structure. Simulations show that the smaller galaxy passed through the disk of the Andromeda Galaxy along the latter's polar axis. This collision stripped more than half the mass from the smaller M32 and created the ring structures in Andromeda.

Studies of the extended halo of the Andromeda Galaxy show that it is roughly comparable to that of the Milky Way, with stars in the halo being generally " metal-poor ", and increasingly so with greater distance. They are likely to have accreted and assimilated about — low-mass galaxies during the past 12 billion years.

M31 is known to harbor a dense and compact star cluster at its very center. In a large telescope it creates a visual impression of a star embedded in the more diffuse surrounding bulge.

The nucleus consists of two concentrations separated by 1. The brighter concentration, designated as P1, is offset from the center of the galaxy. It has been proposed that the observed double nucleus could be explained if P1 is the projection of a disk of stars in an eccentric orbit around the central black hole.

P2 also contains a compact disk of hot, spectral-class A stars. The A stars are not evident in redder filters, but in blue and ultraviolet light they dominate the nucleus, causing P2 to appear more prominent than P1.

While at the initial time of its discovery it was hypothesized that the brighter portion of the double nucleus is the remnant of a small galaxy "cannibalized" by Andromeda Galaxy, [77] this is no longer considered a viable explanation, largely because such a nucleus would have an exceedingly short lifetime due to tidal disruption by the central black hole.

While this could be partially resolved if P1 had its own black hole to stabilize it, the distribution of stars in P1 does not suggest that there is a black hole at its center. Apparently, by late , no X-rays had been detected from the Andromeda Galaxy. Robin Barnard et al. Neutron stars and black holes can be distinguished mainly by measuring their masses.

There are approximately globular clusters associated with the Andromeda Galaxy. Globular One or G1 has several stellar populations and a structure too massive for an ordinary globular. As a result, some consider G1 to be the remnant core of a dwarf galaxy that was consumed by Andromeda in the distant past. Unlike the globular clusters of the Milky Way, which show a relatively low age dispersion, Andromeda Galaxy's globular clusters have a much larger range of ages: In , astronomers discovered a completely new type of star cluster in the Andromeda Galaxy.

The new-found clusters contain hundreds of thousands of stars, a similar number of stars that can be found in globular clusters. What distinguishes them from the globular clusters is that they are much larger—several hundred light-years across—and hundreds of times less dense. The distances between the stars are, therefore, much greater within the newly discovered extended clusters. In , a microquasar , a radio burst emanating from a smaller black hole, was detected in the Andromeda Galaxy.

Like the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy has satellite galaxies , consisting of 14 known dwarf galaxies. The best known and most readily observed satellite galaxies are M32 and M Based on current evidence, it appears that M32 underwent a close encounter with the Andromeda Galaxy in the past. M32 may once have been a larger galaxy that had its stellar disk removed by M31, and underwent a sharp increase of star formation in the core region, which lasted until the relatively recent past.

M also appears to be interacting with the Andromeda Galaxy, and astronomers have found in the halo of the latter a stream of metal-rich stars that appear to have been stripped from these satellite galaxies. In , it was discovered that nine of the satellite galaxies lie in a plane that intersects the core of the Andromeda Galaxy; they are not randomly arranged as would be expected from independent interactions.

This may indicate a common tidal origin for the satellites. The Andromeda Galaxy is approaching the Milky Way at about kilometres per second 68 miles per second. This makes the Andromeda Galaxy one of about observable blueshifted galaxies.

A likely outcome of the collision is that the galaxies will merge to form a giant elliptical galaxy [98] or perhaps even a large disc galaxy. The fate of the Earth and the Solar System in the event of a collision is currently unknown. Before the galaxies merge, there is a small chance that the Solar System could be ejected from the Milky Way or join the Andromeda Galaxy. The Andromeda Galaxy is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye , even with some light pollution.

From the Southern Hemisphere , it is most visible at the same months, that is in spring , and away from our equator does not reach a high altitude over the northern horizon, making it difficult to observe.