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Enchanted Learning® Photoblog      Posted August 19, 2012   9:43 pm

The Andromeda Galaxy
The Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy is the farthest object that can be seen with the unaided eye. It's so far away that the light from its stars takes 2 1/2 million years to reach us. So this photograph shows the Andromeda Galaxy not as it is now, but as it was before any human being had been born!

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Date taken: August 18, 2012
Place taken: Mercer Island, WA, USA
Mitchell Spector
Copyright ©2012 Enchanted Learning, LLC


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