Relative Location of M31 and Milky Way

Relying on the deepest visible-light images ever taken in space, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) have reliably measured the age of the spherical halo of stars surrounding the neighboring Andromeda galaxy (M31).


NASA/ESA and A. Feild (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:7 May 2003, 15:45
Size:1800 x 1446 px

About the Object

Name:Andromeda Galaxy, Messier 31, Milky Way
Type:• Milky Way : Galaxy
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral

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