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Large galaxies generally have a retinue of dwarf galaxies orbiting them, and the Andromeda Galaxy shows two in the same low-power field.
5 million light years from our own galaxy (the Milky Way) the Andromeda Galaxy is our closest giant neighbour.
The Andromeda Galaxy was called the 'big sister' and the Milky Way was the 'little sister,'" says Mark Reid, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Laying out the history, size, location, assistance in finding the Andromeda galaxy, and so much more, The Andromeda Galaxy is very highly recommended for all novice astronomers as a competent introduction to the Andromeda galaxy, including the up-to-date research professional astronomy has developed for with respect to our nearest neighboring galaxy.
The spiral Andromeda galaxy, at a distance of nearly 3 million light-years, resembled little more than a cottony puff.
Our Milky Way galaxy may be on a crash course with the Andromeda galaxy, 2.
To be nearly visible to the unaided eye from the vast distance of the Andromeda galaxy, it had to be enormously more luminous than the run-of-the-mill novas that had been seen since Kepler's time.
Slooh, the first online service to offer live viewing of outer space, today announced the introduction of live group missions to the Orion Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy and the Moon.
While looking for an unusual star in the nearby Andromeda galaxy, astronomers instead found a (http://www.
While the Milky Way's spiral disk spans some 100,000 light-years, its halo--mostly dark matter with faint, old stars here and there--may extend as much as 10 times farther, almost halfway to the Andromeda Galaxy.
Although this cluster has no real centre, the two most massive galaxies - our own Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy - form the centre of two sub groups.
Scientists from MPIfR, including Beck were the first to detect polarized radio emission in galaxies, starting with Effelsberg observations of the Andromeda Galaxy in 1978.