List of galaxies

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List of galaxies and galaxy clusters. Because there are so many galaxies in the universe, this list are divided in several categories.

The first catalog that which collects only the galaxy is Catalogue of Galaxies and of Clusters of Galaxies

List of nearby galaxiesEdit

This is list of nearby galaxies to the Milky Way Galaxy, our galaxy. The first four listed below are part of the Local Group of galaxies.

Nearby galaxies Image Name Distance Information
  Large Magellanic Cloud 162.980 light years This is a galaxy satellite of Milky Way
  Small Magellanic Cloud ± 200.000 light years This is a galaxy satellite of Milky Way
  Andromeda Galaxy ± 2.500.000 light years Nearest galaxy to the Milky Way
  Triangulum Galaxy ± 3.000.000 light years Second nearest galaxy to the Milky Way
  NGC 31099 ± 4.300.000 light years
  NGC 300 ± 6.000.000 light years
  NGC 55 7.200.000 light years

List of farthest galaxyEdit

This is list of farthest galaxy from Milky Way. Remember, the farther away from a galaxy, the greater the redshift of galaxy. Redshift is when object appear in a red color because the distance is farther away.

Note that the radius of the observable universe must amount to only 13.8 billion light-years (like the age of universe) is wrong concept. Light travel distance (LTD) is time required for light to reach the observer.

(≈) means "almost equal to."

Farthest galaxies
Image Name Distance Redshift
  GN-z11 ≈ 32 billion light years (proper distance)

≈ 13.8 light year (light travel distance)

z = 11.09
  EGSY8p7 13.2 billion light year (light travel distance) z = 8.68
  EGS-zs8-1 13.04 billion light year (light travel distance) z = 7.73

And other galaxies :

Related pagesEdit


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