Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: Present Day
Nighttime Sky View of Future Galaxy Merger: Present Day
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News release ID: STScI-2012-20
Release Date: May 31, 2012
Image Use: Copyright
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This is a nighttime view of the current sky, with the bright belt of our Milky Way. The Andromeda galaxy lies 2.5 million light-years away and looks like a faint spindle, several times the diameter of the full Moon.


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Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Interacting Galaxies, Spiral Galaxies

Credits

Science Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA, Z. Levay and R. van der Marel (STScI), T. Hallas, and A. Mellinger