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The Andromeda Galaxy is not a (galactic) cloud



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The Andromeda Galaxy is not a (galactic) cloud
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The Andromeda Nebula (familiar from science fiction) should really be called the Andromeda Galaxy. Andromeda is a spiral galaxy just like our own galaxy, the Milky Way.

Credit: NASA/Robert Gendler.