Cool Space Facts #5 – Galaxies Edition

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Charlotte Lussier, Dedicated Writer

I found a lot of information on different galaxies and wanted to share it with you!

The Milky Way

  1. It is 13.6 billion years old
  2. It will collide with the Andromeda Galaxy in 5 billion years.

Andromeda Galaxy 

  1. This galaxy has 1 trillion stars.
  2. It is 4.5 billion years old.
  3. It is the nearest spiral galaxy to us.

                                          Whirlpool Galaxy 

  1.     It is 23 million light-years away.
  2. The galaxy has a baby galaxy right next to it(well it is a dwarf galaxy) its name is M51b.

Information from whirlpool, andromeda, and milky way facts.com