A Large Spiral Galaxy. Wider and possibly brighter than our own Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy was once thought to be the dominant member of the Local Group of galaxies.;The Andromeda Galaxy (/ æ n ˈ d r ɒ m ᵻ d ə /), also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs (2.5 million light ;The Andromeda Galaxy is approaching the Milky Way at about 110 kilometres per second (68 mi/s) [additional citation needed] as indicated by blueshift.;At 2.3 million light-years, the Andromeda galaxy is the closest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way. It’s the most distant thing you can see with your eye alone.;Data from Chandra have been used to discover 26 black hole candidates in the Milky Way's galactic neighbor, Andromeda.;The European Space Agency's XMM-Newton space telescope has captured what it believes to be the signal from a spinning neutron star (pictured) for the first time in the Andromeda galaxy.
Andromeda Galaxy (M31): Location, Characteristics & Images
The Andromeda galaxy, our Milky Way's closest neighbor, is the most distant object in the sky that you can see with your unaided eye;The third Avengers film will feature superheroes from Guardians of the Galaxy, actor Vin Diesel reveals.;The Milky Way's nearest neighbor is headed directly towards our galaxy, sooner than astronomers thought