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Andromeda galaxy

a spiral galaxy, appearing to the naked eye as a fuzzy oval patch in the constellation Andromeda; it is a close neighbor to our own galaxy.
Contemporary Examples

Andromeda galaxy is about 2.5 million light-years away, which is right next-door in a cosmic sense.
The Gamma-Ray Burst That Wasn’t Matthew R. Francis May 31, 2014

Historical Examples

And it’s showing you a picture of the Andromeda galaxy, thousands of light years away.
Danger in Deep Space Carey Rockwell

Andromeda galaxy whirled above them like a Fourth-of-July pin wheel.
The Space Pioneers Carey Rockwell

Andromeda galaxy [(an-drom-uh-duh)]

In astronomy, the galaxy nearest to the Milky Way, usually seen as a large collection of stars arranged in a central core with spiral arms. The galaxy was given this name because the stars of the constellation Andromeda appear to enclose it.


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