Triangulum Galaxy

This is the triangulum galaxy (M33)! It’s one of the most distant objects you can see in the night sky if you have dark enough skies. It’s 2.73 million lightyears away! Even with it being the most distant object we can see with the naked eye, it’s still part of our galactic neighborhood called the “local group” We’re all nearby in the Virgio Supercluster, our corner of the universe. Space is huge!

The triangulum galaxy is one of the smallest galaxies nearby, but still contains approximately 40 billion stars. Just imagine if we could visit some of them, what we would see?