andromeda-galaxy-herschel-2013-lgCool, New Views of Andromeda Galaxy
Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 01, 2013 – Two new eye-catching views from the Herschel space observatory are fit for a princess. They show the elegant spiral galaxy Andromeda, named after the mythical Greek princess known for her beauty. The Andromeda galaxy, also known as Messier 31, lies 2 million light-years away, and is the closest large galaxy to our own Milky Way. It is estimated to have up to one trillion stars, whereas the … more