Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy (also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224), is a spiral galaxy around 780 kiloparsecs (2.5 million light-years) from Soil. It is this nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was also known as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts. It received the name from the area of the sky in which it seems, the constellation regarding Andromeda, which was named following the mythological princess Andromeda.