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Andromeda, spiral galaxy visible in the Andromeda constellation. The most distant object visible to the naked eye in northern skies, it is the nearest galaxy external to our own, but larger (120,000 light-years in diameter), and about 2 million light-years from earth.

See also: Astronomy.

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