Hubble reveals Andromeda has made contact with our galaxy

Hubble reveals Andromeda has made contact with our galaxy
Credit: NASA
A spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way.
The Andromeda Galaxy as we are used to seeing out galactic neighbor. Image credit: Adam Evans / Flickr

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