Andromeda Galaxy

Messier 31 – Observing Andromeda (M31)

Located north of the celestial equator in the direction of the Andromeda Constellation lies the spectacular Andromeda Galaxy (aka. Messier…

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What is the Closest Galaxy to the Milky Way?

Located just 25,000 light years from our Solar System is the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy, the closest galaxy to the…

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What is a Supermassive Black Hole?

For decades, astronomers have believed that a supermassive black hole exists at the center of our galaxy. And ongoing research…

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What is Galactic Evolution?

Galaxies have a natural life cycle, which began shortly after the Big Bang and will likely continue for several trillion…

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What Happens When Galaxies Collide?

In about 4 billion years, the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies will collide. Known as a galactic merger, this process…

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Will Our Black Hole Eat the Milky Way?

As soon as you learn about the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, your next thought…

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Where is Earth in the Milky Way?

The Milky Way Galaxy is a very, very big place. And figuring out where Earth resides inside of it has…

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The Early Universe Was All About Galactic Hook Ups

According to new research by an international team of scientists, early galaxies were characterized by mergers (aka. "hookups")

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Andromeda and Milky Way Might Collide Sooner Than We Think

The merger of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxy won't happen for another 4 billion years, but the recent discovery of…

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Disorderly Conduct: Andromeda’s Mature Stars Exhibit Surprising Behavior, Says Study

To a distant observer, our own Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy would probably look very similar. Although Andromeda is longer, more massive, and…

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