Andromeda Galaxy Facts

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Closest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy is Andromeda and even traveling at the speed of light it would take 2 million years to reach it. Andromeda Galaxy, Milky Way, the Triangulum Galaxy, and about 30 smaller galaxies belong to a group called Local Group. There are 100 billion galaxies that we can observe. Prediction is that there is much more, but Hubble Space Telescope couldn’t detect them. The Andromeda Galaxy and the Milky Way is predicted to merge within the next 5 billion years. In the event like this smaller galaxies are consumed by larger ones. Andromeda galaxy is twice as large as Milky Way.

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  1. and 6 million the sun is supposed to explode and in 10 million if that doesnt happen and it just dies out before it expands and kill up then andromeda ye the galexy is going to crash in to the milky way ye us

  2. Andromeda is the closest spiral galaxy, the Milky Way has at least two satellite galaxies which are closer than Andromeda.

  3. Splff wrote: #
    and 6 million the sun is supposed to explode and in 10 million if that doesnt happen and it just dies out before it expands and kill up then andromeda ye the galexy is going to crash in to the milky way ye us

    Yo Splff! It’s 6 BILLION years! Not million. And to the fact: How encouraging to our future generations!

  4. Jeckal wrote: #
    Hello. I’m a Christian and I don’t believe in all that millions and billions of years stuff. Did you mention about how old the universe is? Oh, and by the way, the end of the world will not come in 2012. It will come when nobody expects it!!! Nobody knows!!! They think they know, because they are all full of themselves and with their science “discoveries”, like the millions and billions of years. But God says that Judgment Day, (The end of the world) will come when you least expect it. It could happen in 3 minutes. Or the next day. Or the next year. Or maybe even on your birthday, for Pete’s sake!!! But when you make a theory of when the world will end, trust me, it will be wrong! God never says when Judgment Day will come, but He does say it will come when nobody expects it. And on Judgment Day, I’ll know where I’ll be! In Heaven! Because I’m a believer!!! Are you? Do you believe that Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontious Pilot, was crucified, died, and was buried? Then He decended into hell. The third day, He rose again from the dead and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From there He will come to judge the living and the dead. And I know that I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Communion of Saints,the forgiveness of sins, the ressurection of the body, and the life everlasting. AMEN!! Do you believe what I just wrote? I hope so! If you do, I’m looking forward to seeing you in Heaven! :)

  5. Hello. I’m a Christian and I don’t believe in all that millions and billions of years stuff. Did you mention about how old the universe is? Oh, and by the way, the end of the world will not come in 2012. It will come when nobody expects it!!! Nobody knows!!! They think they know, because they are all full of themselves and with their science “discoveries”, like the millions and billions of years. But God says that Judgment Day, (The end of the world) will come when you least expect it. It could happen in 3 minutes. Or the next day. Or the next year. Or maybe even on your birthday, for Pete’s sake!!! But when you make a theory of when the world will end, trust me, it will be wrong! God never says when Judgment Day will come, but He does say it will come when nobody expects it. And on Judgment Day, I’ll know where I’ll be! In Heaven! Because I’m a believer!!! Are you? Do you believe that Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontious Pilot, was crucified, died, and was buried? Then He decended into hell. The third day, He rose again from the dead and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From there He will come to judge the living and the dead. And I know that I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Communion of Saints, the ressurection of the body, and the life everylasting. AMEN!! Do you believe what I just wrote? I hope so! If you do, I’m looking forward to seeing you in Heaven! :)

  6. How do you know all this? That’s all I’m wondering……..Let me guess what your answer is….Scientists theorize this. YES!! EXACTLY!! THEY THEORIZE IT!!!! Which means they’re just GUESSING!!! I’m doing a galaxy report that’s due on Monday. I’m doing this galaxy, the Andromeda, or Messier 31, or the M31. But still, thanks for the “science-view” of this subject…..

    P.S. (Is that YOU in the video????)

  7. hey guys..you dont have to wait for billion years to see what happen.yesterday i saw a dream..fairy angel(or may be Andromeda princess) came to me and said Andromeda is going to explode in 771 th hour from now or after 31 days.she also said the only way to survive is go to the caves under the ground….she tried to tell me something more.but she died in-front of my eyes and fade away….those who want to survive, pay attention to this message..but i’ll stay on the ground to see what would it’ll be for one last time..!

  8. Regarding the Andromeda facts: Andromeda is 2.8 million light years from us, not 2 million. Regarding the number of galaxies, the correct grammar is that “there are many more”, instead of “there is much more”. Astronomers estimate that there are between 100 bill;ion and 200 billion stars in the Andomeda Galaxy.

    And being a Christian doesn’t mean you have to close your mind to science and the estimates of time and distance. All truth is God’s truth.

  9. Oh, I missed something. Grammar again: The Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies ARE going to merge (Not IS going to merge)….

    And, Andromeda is NOT “twice as large as the Milky Way”. Latest findings show they are similar in size. It is still debated whether Andromeda is larger or the Milky Way is larger. Here is one considered opinion from another Web site, including information from recent findings (ca. 2006-2007, within 3-4 year ago):

    “Andromeda was believed to be the largest galaxy of the Local Group of galaxies, which consists of the Andromeda Galaxy, the Milky Way Galaxy, & the Triangulum Galaxy, & about 30 other smaller galaxies. Due to recent findings based on improved measurements & data, scientists now believe that the Milky Way contains more dark matter & may be the most massive in the grouping. However, recent observations by the Spitzer Space Telescope revealed that M31 contains one trillion stars, greatly exceeding the number of stars in our own galaxy. 2006 estimates put the mass of the Milky Way to be ~80% of the mass of Andromeda.”

  10. dear JECKAL,

    i am catholic, as someone who does have faith, the whole science vs religion debate is very annoying. i have a simple solution.
    Naturally physics in particular doesn’t fit in with the bible, but this is the solution

    We (religious people) all share the belief that god created everything.

    THEREFORE;
    God made science.

    End of debate.

    This post was off topic but i felt like it needed to be said.

    On topic
    you as an individual can die at anytime for any reason, AND this will much more likely happen far earlier than any cataclysm. With that said, either way, for an individual, dying is dying and i won’t worry about the end of the universe or galaxy or humanity unless i can change it.

  11. I really agree wid whoever predicted. Still, there will be a end of the year sometime, right? so no use counting stars from other galaxies he he he lollllllllzzzz………………… but but but i’am really interested in that kinds of article aaye matey……….

  12. anon wrote:
    dear JECKAL,

    i am catholic, as someone who does have faith, the whole science vs religion debate is very annoying. i have a simple solution.
    Naturally physics in particular doesn’t fit in with the bible, but this is the solution

    We (religious people) all share the belief that god created everything.

    THEREFORE;
    God made science.

    End of debate.

    This post was off topic but i felt like it needed to be said.

    On topic
    you as an individual can die at anytime for any reason, AND this will much more likely happen far earlier than any cataclysm. With that said, either way, for an individual, dying is dying and i won’t worry about the end of the universe or galaxy or humanity unless i can change it.

    I am Catholic as well and to be honest I do not know why people who believe in God are so annoyed and upset over the idea of science. Science and religion are not very different, they are both, in a way, telling the same type of story just from different perspectives, that is all.

  13. why are there so much fightn abt religion an science? We just fighting and at the enf of the day is big argument an it makes no sense bcuz as a person said earlier, we are talkin the same ting just in a different perspective, every is correct in their own way

  14. Can’t we all just agree that both religion and science are organized sytems of ignorance, and both have good “and” bad consepts. I mean, christianity used play on words(such as virgin mary being a “virgin” because she had only layed with the pharro of egypt(and who is pharro to egyptians? God), but its “root” concept; be a good person and spread love. That’s a good concept to live by. and science is just the closest to answers that only “god”, or a higher form of life can give us. But science helped us discover the Andromeda Galexy and the planets service “A” and “B”, proving extraterrestial life. I just hope something big happens soon. Because if you think about it, imagine what humans could do if we had our true origins explained to us. We could finally resolve our smaller human differences(unfortunatly some let laws blind them from moral decisons)

  15. Another way of looking at it is this:You are a silnge person on a planet of nearly 7 billion, in a solar system of 9 planets, in a galaxy of billions of solar systems, in a universe of billions of galaxies. Feel insignificant now? But, out of billions of galaxies, with billions of solar systems, on a planet with 7 billion people, YOU are unique.

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  17. Having read all this staff about space and galaxies I am more convinced that there is some Super Natural Power behind all this creations and this to me is GOD since things don’t just happen on their own!

  18. Having read all this staff about space and galaxies I am more than convinced that there is Some Super Natural Pwer behind all and to me this is GOD otherwise nothing happens on its own! It is very unfortunate that we will not to live see some of the predictions such as the merging of the two galaxies in our life time.

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