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 million light years from Earth Photo: Source : +European Space Agency, ESA

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)

The Infrared Visible Andromeda Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope Mayall Telescope (KPNO, NOAO), Digitized Sky Survey, Spitzer Space Telescope: Robert Gendler

Galaxy Andromeda.  Infrared   The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs (2.5 million light-years) from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way

Infrared The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier or NGC is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs million light-years) from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way

Galáxia Andrômeda em diferentes comprimentos de onda

Image of Andromeda Galaxy taken with a Ritchey-Chrétien telescope by amateur astronomer Robert Gendler - via

Ultraviolet Rings of M31  To learn more about galaxies, check out #Astronomy Is Awesome - http://astronomyisawesome.com/galaxies/whats-the-closest-galaxy-to-us/

Ultraviolet Rings of M31 (Astronomy Picture of the Day RSS Feed)

Hot stars burn brightly in this new image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, showing the ultraviolet side of a familiar face. Approximately million light-years away, the Andromeda galaxy, or is our Milky Way's largest galactic neighbor.

Galaxia Andrómeda

Galaxia Andrómeda

The collision of Andromeda seen from earth (Artículo en español)

The Collision Of Andromeda As Seen From Earth, supposing it happens before our sun runs out of hydrogen, expands out to Mars before becoming a white dwarf, in about billion years

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

The Andromeda Galaxy, with dwarf satellite galaxies and Alienne views these when she leaves the slipstream.

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