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When you look at a distant galaxy, you are not only seeing into space, but far into the past as well. The light from one of the galaxies we see today actually started its journey toward Earth more than two – million years ago.
The discovery of galaxies  began in the early 1400’s by Polish astronomers and continues to be studied today. Knowing as we do today that the universe is amenable to investigation, and that telescopes can examine millions of galaxies at distances of millions of light – years.  Though they shine with light of many billions of suns, most galaxies are so distant that they look faint. There are only three galaxies visible to the naked eye from the surface of the earth. These are the two Magellanic Clouds, which lie in the southern skies and the Andromeda Galaxy, whose tenuous glow was aptly described by a seventeenth – century observer.
The form and variety of galaxies differ in size and mass. Normal galaxies or, often-called spi...
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