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At about two million light-years apart, the Milky Way and Andromeda are two giant spiral galaxies.
So researchers at the Auriga Project created a massive simulation, depicting the formation of a Milky Way-sized spiral galaxy.
In 2009, a combination of optical and radio telescope observations produced this image of a spiral galaxy and an elliptical galaxy gradually becoming one, 13 million light years from Earth.
Through measurements and observations scientists have discerned that the Milky Way is a spiral galaxy and that our solar system is embraced by two major arms that extend from the galaxy's center.
This giant face-on spiral galaxy, shines at magnitude 7.9.
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