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

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

Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda Galaxy

10 Galaxies and Weird Facts | Astronomy Is Awesome

10 Galaxies and Weird Facts | Astronomy Is Awesome

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

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

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

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.

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.

Andromeda Galaxy ~ a massive spiral, 2.5 million light-years away, over twice the diameter of our own Milky Way, it's the largest nearby galaxy. Its population of bright young blue stars lies along its sweeping spiral arms. (Spitzer Space Telescope)

Andromeda Galaxy ~ a massive spiral, 2.5 million light-years away, over twice the diameter of our own Milky Way, it's the largest nearby galaxy. Its population of bright young blue stars lies along its sweeping spiral arms. (Spitzer Space Telescope)

M31 Andromeda Galaxy Credit: John Taylor

M31 Andromeda Galaxy Credit: John Taylor

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?

The Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy

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