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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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Artist's conception of the Milkomeda galaxy a trillion years from now. CREDIT: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

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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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The Andromeda Galaxy photographed with a 12.5-inch telescope by amateur astronomer Robert Gendler.

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Galaxies light up the night sky in amazing cosmic vista

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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