Andromeda Galaxy

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Term: Andromeda Galaxy

The nearest spiral galaxy to our own and a major member of the Local Group. It lies in the constellation Andromeda and is the most remote object normally visible to the naked eye. The earliest known reference to this galaxy is by the Iranian astronomer Sufi who called it 'the little cloud' in his Book of Fixed Stars (A.D. 964).

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan