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Andromeda Galaxy (M31)

A spiral galaxy 2.5 million light years from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and the largest of the "local group" of galaxies that includes the Milky Way and the Triangulum Galaxy (M33). The Andromeda Galaxy exhibits blue shiift which means it is moving towards us and is expected to collide with our own Milky Way galaxy in around 4.5 million years time.

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