#July2011

The Triangulum Galaxy Is A Faint Cosmic Swoon!

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The ┬áTriangulum Galaxy is the second-closet spiral galaxy to our own, and yet we can barely see the son of a gun. What’s the reasoning behind that? Our boy (or gal!) the ┬áTriangulum Galaxy is small, only half the size of our own Milky Way. Due to that, its light is faint, and gets washed out in the night sky.

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