The Galaxy Next Door
Hot stars burn brightly in this new image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, showing the ultraviolet side of a familiar face. At approximately 2.5 million light-years away, the Andromeda galaxy, or M31, is our Milky Way's largest galactic neighbor. The entire galaxy spans 260,000 light-years across.
NGC 4631 is a spiral galaxy found only 25 million light-years away, toward the well-trained northern constellation Canes Venatici. Seen egde-on, the galaxy is similar in size to the Milky Way. Image Credit & @: R Jay Gabany (Blackbird Observatory) Collaboration: David Martínez-Delgado (University of Heidelberg)
NGC 598 - La galaxia del Triángulo también conocido como M33, este sexto - Magnitud de la galaxia espiral en la constelación del Triángulo es el tercer miembro más grande del grupo local de galaxias (que incluye el Andrómeda, la Vía Láctea, y cerca de 30 otras galaxias más pequeñas.
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