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By Andee Sherwood posted 10 days ago

  
At a distance of 2.5 million light-years, the majestic spiral Andromeda galaxy it is so close to us that it appears as a cigar-shaped smudge of light high in the autumn sky. If its gaseous halo could be seen with the naked eye, it would be about three times the width of the Big Dipper—easily the biggest feature on the nighttime sky.


Redemption  

Endless stargazing
A break from the pandemic
Sacred redemption!!

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Haiku by Andee Sherwood
May 4, 2021

Image Description: M31 Halo Illustration over Rocky Terrain -

At a distance of 2.5 million light-years, the majestic spiral Andromeda galaxy it is so close to us that it appears as a cigar-shaped smudge of light high in the autumn sky. If its gaseous halo could be seen with the naked eye, it would be about three times the width of the Big Dipper—easily the biggest feature on the nighttime sky.

Image Credit: NASAESA, J. DePasquale and E. Wheatley (STScI) and Z. Levay




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