The Milky Way and Andromeda Prior to the Merger (image) International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research Share Print E-Mail Caption The Milky Way and Andromeda prior to the merger. Credit Credit: ICRAR Usage Restrictions Free to share, must credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.