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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?

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The collision of Andromeda seen from Earth (Events depicted are in a time scale of millions of years)

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Rachel’s Random Facts, Episode 2

Andromeda Galaxy To learn more about galaxies, check out Astronomy Is Awesome - http://astronomyisawesome.com/galaxies/whats-the-closest-galaxy-to-us/

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The Andromeda Galaxy, M31, is located 2.3 million light years away, making it the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way.

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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. It contains a Trillion stars, while our galaxy contains at most a half a billion stars... And some on earth delude themselves that they are the center of Everything.

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