Images of galaxies in the Local Group

Our galaxy belongs to a small cluster of galaxies known as the Local Group, which contains roughly 40 galaxies in a volume about 1 Mpc in diameter. Copyrighted images of several of the galaxies in the Local Group may be found in the archive pages of the Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO). Their archives contain a wide variety of fine images.

Check out the following images of Local Group galaxies on the AAO's "Galaxies" page. Note the variety of morphologies. Small galaxies are often distorted by the gravitational effects of nearby large galaxies.

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