What are the different types of galaxies near the earth?

1 Answer
Feb 2, 2018

See below.


The earth is in the Milky Way galaxy, which is a spiral galaxy. At the center of our galaxy is believed my many scientists to be a super-massive black hole.

The closest galaxy to our own is called Andromeda, and it is a spiral galaxy as well. However, Andromeda is slightly larger than the Milky Way.

Other types of galaxies are elliptical and irregular.

I hope that helps!

P.S. Andromeda and the Milky way are expected to collide in around 4.5 billion years, forming a large, elliptical galaxy :)