The Andromeda Galaxy is the closest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way Galaxy . It is also called galaxy Messier 31, or M31 , named after famous French astronomer Charles Messier (1730-1817).
The size of this galaxy is even bigger than our Milky Way Galaxy.
And also in the night Sky it is larger than a visible full moon.
The Andromeda Galaxy is the brightest external galaxy that is the reason it is visible from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere.
The distance of Andromeda galaxy from our Milky Way Galaxy is approximately 2.5 million light-years and astronomers have predicted that one day these both galaxies will collide with each other.
Apart from the Andromeda galaxy there are many small Magellanic Clouds which are closer than the Andromeda Galaxy.
FAQs : Galaxy
A galaxy is a gravitationally bound place in the universe with a huge collection of Dust, gases, stars, planets and other small and big astronomical objects.
1. Spiral galaxies
2. Lenticular galaxies
3. Elliptical galaxies
4. Irregular galaxies
Ans: Andromeda Galaxy
Image Credit : NASA