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Our Galactic Neighborhood

Our galactic neighborhood_HERO AMNH/D. Finnin

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The Local Group of galaxies contains a few dozen members, bound together by gravity. Of these, our Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy are the largest. Most of the others are faint dwarf galaxies. The Large and Small Magellanic “Clouds” are the most prominent satellite galaxies of the Milky Way.