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Andromeda Galaxy

Type: Spiral

Designations: NGC 224; M31

Constellation: Andromeda

Visual magnitude: 3.44v

Estimated age: 9 billion years

Estimated star population: 1 trillion

Apparent mass: 1,230 billion solar masses

Distance from Earth: 2,538,000 light-years

Andromeda Galaxy, NGC 224