Andromeda Galaxy: nearest neighboring major galaxy to our "Milky Way Galaxy". Due to begin a collision with our Milky Way galaxy in about billion years, Andromeda is million light years away from Earth (at the speed of light).
This view across 24,000 light years of the Milky Way Galaxy shows over 150,000 stars!
NGC Glowing Gas in the Milky Way A region of glowing gas in the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way galaxy, NGC 3576 is located about light years from Earth. Such nebulas present a tableau of the drama of the evolution of massive stars, from the