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What is your nearby galaxy?

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we live in the Milky Way galaxy

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the closest galaxy to us is Andromeda.

Two nearby galaxies are Andromeda galaxy and Triangulum galaxy. Andromeda galaxy is about 2.56 million light years away from us. Triangulum galaxy is about 3 million light years away from us.

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Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky of earth not a galaxy

That is unrelated to age. An irregular galaxy is one that has been distored by the gravity of nearby galaxies.

you can see some with telescope. Andromeda

It is called R136a1. It is in a star cluster in a nearby galaxy.

The Large Magellanic Cloud and the Small Magellanic Cloud are two nearby dwarf galaxies. Two larger galaxies that are still part of our local group are the Andromeda Galaxy (a.k.a. M31), and the Triangulum Galaxy. All of the above-named galaxies can be seen with the naked eye.

A galaxy is a cluster of stars and gasses and a planet is something that goes around a star. Can you see why this might not make sense?

Since Betelgeuse is a nearby star (compared to the size of the galaxy, that is), you can assume that it takes about the same time as our Solar System to orbit the galaxy - approximately 240 million years.

No. A nearby galaxy, M31 - a.k.a. the "Andromeda Galaxy" - is bigger than our Milky Way. Other galaxies are known that are larger still.

The Large Magellanic Cloud is a nearby galaxy, once thought to be a satellite of our own. At a distance of slightly less than 50 kiloparsecs (≈157,000 light years), it is the third closest galaxy to our Milky Way Galaxy.

All the individual stars you can see in the night sky with your eyes are members of the Milky Way galaxy, the same one our sun is in. And they're all relatively nearby members too.

SN 1987A was a supernova in the outskirts of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby dwarf galaxy.

navigational devices named after him; GPS brand Also the Magellanic cloud, a cluster of stars in a nearby galaxy

Yes. Every star that is visible to the naked eye is in the Milky Way galaxy. You need astonishingly powerful telescopes to distinguish even the largest and brightest stars in nearby galaxies.

Our milky way galaxy has several nearby dwarf galaxies. The closest of these is thought to be the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy, around 25,000 lightyears away and containing around a billion stars. Andromeda is the closest large galaxy, comparable in size to our own, yet over 2 million lightyears away.

The sun is not a solid body, being gasseous in nature, but it does spin on its axis. Different parts move at different rates. In addition to spinning on its axis, the sun is in motion with respect to the nearby stars and it, with the nearby stars, are in motion around the center of the Galaxy, which itself is in motion with respect to nearby galaxies.

A galaxy is 99.9% always flat and circular, you may find an odd shaped galaxy that has been affected by gravitational forces caused by a nearby Black Hole. Each Galaxy has 2 spikes of radiation that shoot out from the top and bottom from the middle of the galaxy, in the very centre of a galaxy is a black hole, the galaxy spins because of the extreme mass of gravitational force from within the black hole, if you look at the close resemblance between a black hole and a galaxy you will notice that a black hole is just a dead galaxy which has consumed itself. I hope my answer has been of any use.

Any normal star bright enough to be seen with the naked eye as an individual star is in the Milky Way galaxy. A supernova in a nearby galaxy such as one of the Magellanic Clouds might be bright enough to be seen with the naked eye, but these are short-lived.

We are only in the year 2010. If there is a planned movie for 2012, such details have probably not been released yet.

No, a globular cluster is a group of stars that are part of a galaxy. The Virgo cluster is much bigger. It is a large nearby group of galaxies.

Our very own Milky Way galaxy harbors a black hole boasting about four million solar masses - which qualifies it as supermassive and quite large. Our nearby ('close' in astronomical standards...) sister galaxy Andromeda might have one fifty times larger!

The nearest spiral galaxy to us is called Andromeda. It's also known as M31, and is believed to contain upwards of one trillion stars. That makes it about twice the size of the Milky Way. The nearest galaxy of any type is an irregular dwarf galaxy called the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy. It is smaller, and is believed to be in the process of being absorbed into the Milky Way.

Nearby galaxies won't show much of a redshift, because they aren't moving away very quickly - or at all. For example, the Andromeda Galaxy, M31, is actually getting closer - and will collide with the Milky Way in about 3 billion years.

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