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To: ETL

So the galaxy in the background is Andromeda?


3 posted on 06/11/2010 6:52:11 AM PDT by katana (For what is an Irishman ? But a .......)
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To: katana
So the galaxy in the background is Andromeda?

No. The Andromeda galaxy is only about 2.5 light-years away. It lies within our own local group of galaxies. This one is part of a more distant group which just happens to lie in the constellation of Andromeda .

"NGC 891 is an edge on unbarred spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. It was discovered by William Herschel on October 6 1784. The galaxy is a member of the NGC 1023 group of galaxies in the Local Supercluster. It has an H II nucleus.[3]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_891

4 posted on 06/11/2010 6:59:50 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: katana
So the galaxy in the background is Andromeda?

Nope. This is Andromeda:


5 posted on 06/11/2010 7:00:55 AM PDT by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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