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Andromeda Galaxy
People like superlatives however unrelated to your topic. However, it is a good basis for comparisons suggesting degrees of significance as a metaphor. This galaxy packs many superlatives in its image. The Andromeda Galaxy is the largest object you can see with the naked eye [over 200,000 light-years making it more than twice the size of the Milky Way].  The galaxy, Andromeda , is also the furthest object that is visible (over two million light years away) to the naked eye.
 It is also the oldest object
[it is at least two million years old] you can resolve with your eyes. Many stars are visible and older but you cannot see them except as points of light. Andromeda appears to be a fuzzy, cloudy patch of light [hence our term, nebulous] located near the easy-to-find constellation, Cassiopeia . The galaxy is most visible in the northern sky towards the end of autumn and beginning of winter. The constellation of Andromeda is simple to locate: a imaginary line from the Pole Star through the 'W' of Cassiopeia leads directly to it, and the pale form of the Andromeda Galaxy is not hard to find in its central regions. For more information.

Andromeda Galaxy - close up.

Andromeda Galaxy
The Island Universe of a Trillion Stars in Infrared - the reddish pink areas are stars visible through obscuring dust lanes.

An Atlas of the Universe

Bernouilli Rules: Logarithmic Spirals Isabel and M51

NASA Plans to Catapault Scramjet Into Space


Buzz Aldrin says there is a monolith on Phobos :


   More Phobos links here.

The Holographic Principle

Where People Live on Planet Earth

Deep Space
An empty area of the sky near the Big Dipper

A 360-Degree View from the top of Mount Everest

Wyoming flying saucer

: One Moon of Jupiter

EGGS Eagle nebula

Carl Sagan on Alien Abductions

Nearby Black Hole

Navy Jet / Sonic Boom

Planet Earth

Solar Sailing

Our Local Bubble I


 As well as Something New to Worry About!

Our Local Bubble II

Our Local Bubble III

Virgo Galaxy Clusters

New York at Night


Earth at NIGHT


Moonbow in Caribbean

Three Rules For Technological Fixes

Cells Scaled in Orders of Magnitude


The Road to the Milky Way


Aristarchus and His Deductions