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The Galaxies - Milky Way, Andromeda, Saggitarius, LMC, and SMC

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Published on Aug 16, 2014

All the stars in the night sky are in our local group, mostly in the Milky Way. Even the satellite galaxies appear cloudy seen from most places on Earth.

The Local Group is the group of galaxies that includes the Milky Way, among others. It comprises more than 54 galaxies.
Apart from the Milky Way, only 4 galaxies are visible to the naked eye.
The less massive clusters don't shine as brightly. We'd only see them by zooming in close, or by capturing the light for a longer time with special telescopes/equipment.

The two most massive members of the group are the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies. These two spiral galaxies each have a system of satellite galaxies.

Milky Way's satellite system consists of the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy, Large Magellanic Cloud, Small Magellanic Cloud, Canis Major Dwarf, Ursa Minor Dwarf, Draco Dwarf,and 8 more discovered dwarf galaxies.

Andromeda's satellite system consists of M32, M110, NGC 147, NGC 185, And I, And II, And III, And IV, And V, Pegasus dSph (aka And VI), Cassiopeia Dwarf (aka And VII), And VIII, And IX, And X, And XI, And XII, And XIII, And XIV, and 22 other discovered galaxies.

The Triangulum Galaxy, the third largest and only unbarred spiral galaxy in the Local Group, may or may not be a companion to the Andromeda Galaxy. Pisces Dwarf is equidistant from the Andromeda Galaxy and the Triangulum Galaxy, so it may be a satellite of either.
Read more on NASA: http://bit.ly/Local-Group-Nasa
Wiki: http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_Group

I hope you like the video, it's my first space video, hope to make more and better in the future. Will try to learn how to script the movements instead of using the mouse.

Check out the program Celestia 3D.
Music: EVE Online - "All That Which Was Lost"
Just a video for educational purposes.

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