M31 Full Field of View
March 17, 2003
A PSPC mosaic of M31, the Andromeda Nebula. Andromeda is the nearest large galaxy to our own Milkyway galaxy and is a spiral galaxy much like ours. The Andromeda Galaxy is about 2.5 million light-years away from the sun.
Topics: Large-scale structure of the cosmos, Extragalactic astronomy, Astronomy, Andromeda, Andromeda Galaxy, Unbarred spiral galaxies, Messier objects, Andromeda constellation, Galaxy, Milky Way, Spiral galaxies, Local Group