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Nearby Spiral M33

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Nearby Spiral M33

Spiral galaxy M33 is a mid-sized member of our

Local Group of Galaxies.

M33 is also called the
Triangulum Galaxy for the constellation in which it resides.

About four times smaller (in radius) than our
Milky Way Galaxy
and the Andromeda Galaxy (M31),
it is much larger than the many of the local
dwarf spheroidal galaxies.

M33's proximity to
M31 causes it to be
thought by some to be a satellite galaxy
of this more massive galaxy.

M33's proximity to our
Milky Way Galaxy
causes it to appear more than twice the angular size of the
Full Moon, and be
visible with a good pair of binoculars.

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