Andromeda galaxy, optical image

Andromeda galaxy, optical image

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Credit: TONY & DAPHNE HALLAS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Andromeda galaxy, optical image. Andromeda is the nearest large galaxy to our own. It measures around 140,000 light years across and is located 2.5 million light years away in the constellation of the same name. This image was assembled from 19 separate panels and took six months to create.

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Keywords: andromeda, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, cosmological, cosmology, galaxy, glowing, m31, nasa, ngc 224, no-one, nobody, space, spiral galaxy, star, starry, stars, universe

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