The Galaxies

A galaxy is a group of many stars, with gas, dust, and dark matter. The name 'galaxy' is taken from the Greek word galaxia meaning milky, a reference to our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Gravity holds galaxies together against the general expansion of the universe. A galaxy can contain anywhere from a billion stars to over a trillion. Our own Milky Way Galaxy contains about 100 - 400 billion stars. Our closest galatic neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy contains about 1 trillion of them.


Galaxies as viewed from my Heavenly Backyard Garden.


Stephens Quintet & Deer Lick Group of Galaxies, Oct 27, 2019

Andromeda September 23, 2019

Triangulum ... Oct 4, 2018

Sombrero, Apr 3, 2019

Whirlpool M51 ... Jan 30, 2019

Sunflower, March 5, 2019

Black Eye. March 22, 2019

Triplet in Leo ... April 2, 2019

Messier 74, Oct 3, 2019

Bode's... M81 ... Jan 31, 2019

Cigar ... M82, February 8, 2020

Southern Pinwheel, M83 April 26, 2019

M101 ... May 2, 2019

Messier 106, April 21, 2019

Messier 108 ... May 20, 2019

Silver Sliver, February 5, 2019

Virgo Cluster, April 24, 2019

Messier 77, Dec 19, 2019

Messier 105, Feb 14, 2020
More to come


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