Night - Vineesh Agrawal
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A galaxy far far away

The Andromeda Galaxy is the largest cosmic thing visible to the naked eye in the night sky. Surprising, isn't it! We mistaken that the moon is the largest object visible, but the Andromeda at its widest part is about 6 times the size of the visible full moon. The reason we don't see it as such is because of its low brightness as compared to the stars from the milky way, which are closer and hence much brighter. In very dark skies, we can sometimes see the bright core of the Andromeda. Long Exposure photography was used to generate this image. The other 2 bright objects in the image are also galaxies, M110 (above Andromeda) and M32 (just below Andromeda).

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