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The Andromeda Galaxy, M31, with dwarf satellite galaxies M32 and M110

The Andromeda Galaxy, M31, with dwarf satellite galaxies M32 and M110

Andromeda Galaxy, 2.5 million light-years away from Earth.  Credit: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope

Andromeda Galaxy, 2.5 million light-years away from Earth. Credit: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope

The collision of Andromeda seen from Earth (Events depicted are in a time scale of millions of years)

The collision of Andromeda seen from Earth (Events depicted are in a time scale of millions of years)

Gendler The Andromeda Galaxy M31.q | News | Bates College

Gendler The Andromeda Galaxy M31.q | News | Bates College

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – Moon Over Andromeda

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – Moon Over Andromeda

And there's so much more out there, out of sight, out of reach. And this is just ONE galaxy! Imagine how many, countless, more there are! Such an endless universe! So many possibilities! So many worlds and dreams...

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

And there's so much more out there, out of sight, out of reach. And this is just ONE galaxy! Imagine how many, countless, more there are! Such an endless universe! So many possibilities! So many worlds and dreams...

Can you spot the Milky Way and its closest neighbor, Andromeda, in this stunning vertical panorama?

Galaxies light up the night sky in amazing cosmic vista

Can you spot the Milky Way and its closest neighbor, Andromeda, in this stunning vertical panorama?

Andromeda galaxy is Milky Way’s next-door neighbor  By Bruce McClure in 9/15/14 Artist's illustration of our Local Group via Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

Andromeda galaxy is Milky Way’s next-door neighbor By Bruce McClure in 9/15/14 Artist's illustration of our Local Group via Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

10 Galaxies and Weird Facts | Astronomy Is Awesome

10 Galaxies and Weird Facts | Astronomy Is Awesome

Humility:   Andromeda’s actual size, not accounting for the fact it is 2.5 BILLION LIGHT YEARS away, compared with the moon's 238,000 MILES away.  It contains a Trillion stars, while our galaxy contains at most a half a billion stars... And some on earth delude themselves that they are the center of Everything.

Andromeda’s actual size…

Humility: Andromeda’s actual size, not accounting for the fact it is 2.5 BILLION LIGHT YEARS away, compared with the moon's 238,000 MILES away. It contains a Trillion stars, while our galaxy contains at most a half a billion stars... And some on earth delude themselves that they are the center of Everything.

The Andromeda Galaxy . also known as Messier 31 , M 31 , or NGC 224 , is spiral galaxy approximately , 780 kiloparsecs  , 2.5 , million light years , from Earth . It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts . name from the area of the sky in which it appears , the constellation of Andromeda which was named after the mythological princess Andromeda Being approximately 220,000 light years across:

The Andromeda Galaxy . also known as Messier 31 , M 31 , or NGC 224 , is spiral galaxy approximately , 780 kiloparsecs , 2.5 , million light years , from Earth . It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts . name from the area of the sky in which it appears , the constellation of Andromeda which was named after the mythological princess Andromeda Being approximately 220,000 light years across:

Science and Astronomy : Photo galaxy grand 2

Science and Astronomy : Photo galaxy grand 2

Andromeda Galaxy it's actually coming towards us hints the blue color from blue shift, the shortening of the light wavelengths

Andromeda Galaxy it's actually coming towards us hints the blue color from blue shift, the shortening of the light wavelengths

Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda Galaxy

Galaxies Collide ~ Top right is M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, 2.5 million light-years away. Bright yellow star at the center is Mirach, beta star in the constellation Andromeda. Bottom left is M33, the Triangulum Galaxy, is also about 3 million light years away. Although they look far apart, M31 and M33 are engaged in a gravitational struggle. Radio astronomers have found indications of a bridge of neutral hydrogen gas that could connect the two, evidence of a closer encounter in the past…

Galaxies Collide ~ Top right is M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, 2.5 million light-years away. Bright yellow star at the center is Mirach, beta star in the constellation Andromeda. Bottom left is M33, the Triangulum Galaxy, is also about 3 million light years away. Although they look far apart, M31 and M33 are engaged in a gravitational struggle. Radio astronomers have found indications of a bridge of neutral hydrogen gas that could connect the two, evidence of a closer encounter in the past…

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Andromeda Galaxy To learn more about galaxies, check out Astronomy Is Awesome - http://astronomyisawesome.com/galaxies/whats-the-closest-galaxy-to-us/