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Local Group

Our galactic neighborhood, including the Milky Way, Andromeda Galaxy, M33, and more than 30 smaller galaxies. The Local Group appears to be a suburb of a supercluster of galaxies that lies 60 million light-years away, known as the Virgo Supercluster.


Close up of Andromeda galaxy.

The Local Group May 21, 2010

Radio Programs

Milky Way Satellites A flock of galactic sheep August 17, 2023

Local Group Our galactic neighborhood August 16, 2023

Jhelum Stream Looping around the Milky Way June 18, 2021

Triangulum Galaxy A galaxy in a class of its own November 17, 2019

Local Supercluster “Nesting” the structure of the universe January 13, 2017

Local Group III A faint satellite of the Milky Way January 11, 2017

Local Group II The Milky Way’s galactic entourage January 10, 2017

Local Group Our galactic neighborhood January 9, 2017

Featured Images

map of the local group of galaxies, with the milky way in the middle

The Gang's All Here August 16, 2023

the galaxies m31 and one of its satellites, m110

Double Beauties August 10, 2023