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Andromeda galaxy

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noun Astronomy.
  1. a spiral galaxy, appearing to the naked eye as a fuzzy oval patch in the constellation Andromeda; it is a close neighbor to our own galaxy.
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Andromeda galaxy

[(an-drom-uh-duh)]

In astronomy, the galaxy nearest to the Milky Way, usually seen as a large collection of stars arranged in a central core with spiral arms. The galaxy was given this name because the stars of the constellation Andromeda appear to enclose it.

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