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Andromeda

Andromeda

You probably know that our galaxy is called the Milky Way. We now know that there are billions of different galaxies spread all over the universe in wonderful different shapes and sizes. Now we are going to look at and learn

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Superclusters

Super Clusters

Now that you already know so much about the universe, the big bang, our place in the universe, galaxies and how it all works, now we are going to discover amazing things in the universe that are made up of galaxies and other amazing stuff.

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The Whirlpool Galaxy

The Whirlpool galaxy is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Canes Venatici. The Whirlpool galaxy is also known as Messier 51, or M51. Discovered in 1773 by Charles Messier, this amazing galaxy can been seen through a small telescope

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Tadpole Galaxy

The Tadpole galaxy is a disrupted barred spiral galaxy in the constellation of Draco. The Tadpole galaxy is named the Tadpole galaxy because it's shape and star formation resembles that is a Tadpole.   The tail of the galaxy alone is made up

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M63/Sunflower Galaxy

The M63/Sunflower galaxy is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Canes Venatici. The M63/Sunflower galaxy is also known as NGC 5055. The galaxy was verified discovered in 1773 by Charles Messier, although previously discovered by a fellow astronomer and colleague of Charles Messier.   Like

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M104/Sombrero Galaxy

The M104/Sombrero galaxy is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation of Virgo. The M104/Sombrero galaxy is also known as NGC 4594. The galaxy was discovered in 1781, and was verified and made one of the Messier Catalogue objects devised by Charles Messier, hence the

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Pinwheel Galaxy

The Pinwheel galaxy is a forward facing spiral galaxy in the constellation of Ursa Major. The Pinwheel galaxy is also known as Messier 101 or NGC 54 57. The galaxy was discovered in 1781 and was then confirmed as a galaxy in the Messier catalogue, hence

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Black Eye Galaxy

The Black Eye galaxy is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Coma Berenices. The Black Eye galaxy is also known as Messier 64 or NGC 4826. The galaxy was discovered in 1779 and verified again in 1780 by astronomer Charles Messier, hence the name Messier 64. Or M64.

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Cigar Galaxy

The Cigar galaxy is a bright starburst galaxy in the constellation of Ursa Major. The Cigar galaxy is also and more commonly known as Messier 82 or NGC 30 34. The galaxy was discovered in 1774 and was then reconfirmed as a galaxy and introduced into the Messier catalogue,

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Comet Galaxy

The Comet galaxy is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Sculptor.  The Comet galaxy is over a 3 billion light years away. This is a massive distance, considering that the distance of a 1 single light year is nearly 6

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