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Whirlpool Galaxy

The Whirlpool galaxy is located in constellation Canes Venatici was the first classified spiral galaxy. It is also known as Messier 51a, M51a or NGC 5194. The Whirlpool galaxy is about 30 million light years from the Earth. The Whirlpool galaxy was discovered on 13 October 1773 by Charles Messier and given nickname” Whirlpool” due … Continue Reading Whirlpool Galaxy

Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda is the biggest nearer bared spiral galaxy to the Milkyway galaxy. Though it is about 2.5 million light years away from the Milkyway, it is visible by unaided eyes in clear night. The Andromeda galaxy is also known as M31, Messier 31 or NGC 224. It is named after the Ethiopian princess, the … Continue Reading Andromeda Galaxy

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