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Oops! Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbour, sits a measly 2.5 million light years away from Earth. Like the Milky Way, it's a spiral galaxy packed with stars. Some of those stars orbit one another. That's all good - but scientists have come to the realisation that a particular light source, one assumed to be binary star system in Andromeda, may actually be something far stranger. Like a pair of orbiting supermassive black holes a thousand times further away.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Oops! Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbour, sits a measly 2.5 million light years away from Earth. Like the Milky Way, it's a spiral galaxy packed with stars. Some of those stars orbit one another. That's all good - but scientists have come to the realisation that a particular light source, one assumed to be binary star system in Andromeda, may actually be something far stranger. Like a pair of orbiting supermassive black holes a thousand times further away.