But that is where their similarities end, for Andromeda dwarfs the Milky Way and contains around twice as many stars.
The Andromeda Galaxy is approaching the Milky Way at approximately to kilometres per second. For the record, this is still the only such event registered in M These stars, most likely from the late developing cluster of the first generation of stars, are strong evidence of primordial stars.
The Andromeda Galaxy has a very crowded double nucleus. Andromeda is not only known as our closest neighbor but scientists also refer to Andromeda and the Milky Way as sister galaxies.
It is located in the constellation of Andromeda and become separated from the Earth at a distance of 2. Using his own small astronomy dome in Sussex, he managed to take a shot of M 31 and was the first who saw the spiral structure of the object.
InWilliam Herschel noted little red speck in the center of M The Milky May is thought to contain more dark matter, which could make it much more massive. What is Dark Matter. It pertains to the legend of two strangers, who come across one another by coincidence, when Andromeda, a beautiful princess, sees herself in trouble, and Perseus, son of Zeus, intertwines with her magnificent looks, and helps in her liberation Then, in the s, astronomer Isaac Roberts used a inch telescope to take the first detailed photograph of Andromeda.