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Enchanted Learning® Photoblog      Posted August 20, 2012   12:17 am

Close-up of the Andromeda Galaxy
Close-up of the Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy so large that, even though it's 2 1/2 million light-years away, it is more than 6 times as wide in the sky as the full moon or the sun. This photo doesn't show the full width, however, nor does it show details of the spiral arms. Without a more powerful telescope it just looks like a small hazy white patch in the sky.

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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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