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  • Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83) visible light
  • Southern Pinwheel Galaxy M83 Centre
  • NGC 1300
  • The Andromeda Galaxy
  • M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy
  • M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy 2
  • Arp 273
  • NGC 6744 - A Milky Way Twin
  • Edge-On Galaxy NGC 5866
  • Arp 188 - The Tadpole Galaxy
  • The HCG 59 Group of Galaxies
  • Stephan's Quintet
  • Sizes of Galaxies
  • Sizes of Galaxies II
  • Sizes of Galaxies III
  • Supernova 1994D in NGC 4526
  • Our Local Group
  • Milky Way-Andromeda collision as seen from Earth
  • Milky Way - Andromeda Collision
  • NGC 2683 - The UFO Galaxy
  • Antennae Galaxies colliding
  • Centaurus A
  • The Centre of Centaurus A
  • Virgo Cluster
  • Coma Cluster of Galaxies

This chart illustrates a comparison of the sizes of various large galaxies. While the Milky Way is considered averagely large, boasting a diameter of 100 000 light years and hosting an estimated 200 billion to 400 billion stars, it appears dwarfed when compared with larger galaxies such as M100, M87, NGC 4921, or Hercules A. For a comprehensive overview, Sun.org features an additional chart showcasing the biggest known galaxies, including the colossal IC 1101, which would exceed the size of this entire image.

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Sizes of Galaxies
Published by Published or last modified on 2024-05-22
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