Andromeda Galaxy, 2.5 million light-years away from Earth.  Credit: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope
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The collision of Andromeda seen from Earth (Events depicted are in a time scale of millions of years)
NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – Moon Over Andromeda

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – Moon Over Andromeda

And there's so much more out there, out of sight, out of reach. And this is just ONE galaxy! Imagine how many, countless, more there are! Such an endless universe! So many possibilities! So many worlds and dreams...

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The Andromeda Galaxy . also known as Messier 31 , M 31 , or NGC 224 , is spiral galaxy approximately , 780 kiloparsecs  , 2.5 , million light years , from Earth . It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts . name from the area of the sky in which it appears , the constellation of Andromeda which was named after the mythological princess Andromeda Being approximately 220,000 light years across:
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Humility:   Andromeda’s actual size, not accounting for the fact it is 2.5 BILLION LIGHT YEARS away, compared with the moon's 238,000 MILES away.  It contains a Trillion stars, while our galaxy contains at most a half a billion stars... And some on earth delude themselves that they are the center of Everything.

Andromeda’s actual size…

Andromeda galaxy is Milky Way’s next-door neighbor  By Bruce McClure in 9/15/14 Artist's illustration of our Local Group via Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
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