Edited by: Erin Sidrian Spring 2014

The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky way. Out of all the local group of galaxies, the largest is the Andromeda Galaxy, with it being double the mass of the Milky way. The distance of it is 2,300,000 light years. It is the most distant object that can be seen by the naked eye.
Fisher, Mark. "Andromeda Galaxy." ESky: The Electronic Sky. Mark Fisher, n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2012. <http://www.glyphweb.com/esky/galaxies/andromeda.html>.




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GALAX. The Galaxy Next Door. Digital image. Http:www.galex.caltech.edu//. NASA/JPL-Caltech, 15 May 2012. Web. 05 Dec. 2012.

Observing The Andromeda Galaxy

Author: UCLA
Last Updated: Unknown
Date Reviewed: December 5, 2012
Reviewed by: Juhi Desai
This website is from the physics department at UCLA. It explains how to observe the Andromeda Galaxy, it gives the audience diagrams, along with dates, times, and facts about the galaxy. It is accurate because it gives the same facts that other websites have also given. It is easily readable, the instructions on how to observe the galaxy are so clear and simple that the audience can vary from middle school kid to adult. The website is easy to navigate. Once you go to the home page, you can find links to other observation instructions within the website. There are also external links to a K-6 website and a schedule of astronomical events and planetarium events. Overall I find this website useful for anyone who likes to go outside and see the real thing.

Solstation.com

Author: Sol Station
Last Updated: June 11, 2012
Date Reviewed: December 5, 2012
Reviewed by: Juhi Desai
This webpage is part of a website created by a company called Sol Station. The webpage displays news about discoveries of The Andromeda Galaxy. It updates every time something new is found. It also contains other general information and images. Every piece of information on it is referenced, and it doesn't contradict any information I already read, so it is very accurate. The readability of the website is for college students and above, most of the information is just quotes from the websites they found it in, and if the reader doesn't already know much about astronomy, it won't make any sense to them. It is easy to navigate, the end of the page provides external links to other websites if the reader wants more information. The website also has more information on other objects. Overall I find this webpage the most useful and informative out of all the other websites, it would be very useful for someone doing research on the subject.

When Galaxies Collide

Author: Brian Dunbar
Last Updated: May 31,2012
Date Reviewed: Unknow
Reviewed By: Robert Garner
This website was created by a NASA official about the collision between are Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy. This website provides information on how the event would happen and what it would look like as the years go by. The website also gives a small timeline with illustrations that are easy to fallow.

Collision Simulation

Author:NASA/ESA/Hubble/STSci
Last Updated: Unknown
Date Reviewed: Unknown
Reviewed by Unknow
This video is from Space.com to animate the Collision between the Milky Way and Andromeda. This video is good for people are more of a visual learner.

eSky: Andromeda Galaxy

Author: Mark Fisher
Last Updated: Unknown
Date Reviewed: December 5, 2012
Reviewed by: Juhi Desai
This webpage contains general information about the Andromeda Galaxy along with images and specifications on it. It is accurate because the information on the page matches the information on other websites and although there are no references on the page, the website has a links and awards page, which shows where the author gets his information from and although there is no date posted, it is mentioned on the website that it is regularly updated. The page is clear and readable enough for all ages. The rest of the website is easy to navigate, it provides links to other information on the universe as well as a page full of links to external websites in case the reader wants other information. Overall I find this page useful as a brief summary about the subject.

Amazing Andromeda Galaxy

Author:NASA (edited by Susan Watanabe)
Last Updated: November 30, 2007
Date Reviewed: December 5, 2012
Reviewed by: Juhi Desai
This news article tells the information that was revealed from ultraviolet images of the galaxy by GALEX and the photometer on the Spitzer Space Telescope, it explains how based on the colors in the image, astronomers can now see the age, temperature, and density of the stars within it, and where they are. The information is accurate because it is from the NASA website and the images are from a telescope and a explorer it also gives information when it is updated. The article just displays general information and doesn't give any specifics or details on the matter and written simple enough for readers of all ages to understand. The website is easy enough to navigate, unfortunately it doesn't provide links for more information on the subject so the reader would have to search for it themselves. Overall, I thought this article was interesting and gave information that other websites never mentioned.