Andromeda

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Andromeda is our closest major galaxy also known as M31. From Earthsky:

Although a couple of dozen minor galaxies lie closer to our Milky Way, the Andromeda galaxy is the closest major galaxy to ours. Excluding the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, which can’t be seen from northerly latitudes, the Andromeda galaxy – also known as M31 – is the brightest galaxy in all the heavens. It’s the most distant thing you can see with your unaided eye, at 2.3 million light-years. To the eye, it appears as a smudge of light larger than a full moon. Follow the links below to learn more about the Andromeda galaxy.

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Author: Mish Sci Fi Musings

I have been a longtime blogger but I am starting anew as I have changed in the last 10 years; I still enjoy reading, cooking, music, family, movies, science fiction.

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