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The Milky Way Galaxy is the second largest galaxy, after Andromeda, in the Local Group. The Triangulum Galaxy (a.k.a., the Star Wars galaxy) is the third largest.

The Local Group contains about 30 galaxies, including dwarf galaxies.

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Q: Is the milky way the smallest or largest galaxy in the local group?
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The Milky Way is the smallest galaxy in the Local Group?

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