At a distance of only 2.3 million light-years, M32 (the thirty-second object in a catalog of non-stellar objects compiled by French astronomer Charles Messier in 1774) is one of the closest neighbors to our own Milky Way galaxy. M32 was discovered by French astronomer Guillaume Joseph Hyacinthe Jean-Baptiste Le Gentil de la Galaisière (usually referred to as Guillaume Le Gentil) on October 29, 1749.

In approximately 4.5 billion years the Andromeda Galaxy and the Milky Way are expected to collide and the result will be a giant elliptical galaxy. M32 is a satellite galaxy of M31, the famous Andromeda Galaxy. The galaxy EGS-zs8-1 lies 13.1 billion light-years from Earth, the largest distance ever measured between Earth and another galaxy. Messier 86 (M86) is an elliptical or lenticular galaxy located in the Virgo Cluster, in the southern constellation Virgo. Andromeda Galaxy with Satellite Galaxies.jpg 2,852 × 2,588; 4.51 MB From that changing distance and the time interval between those measurements, you can determine the velocity. Its designation in the New General Catalogue is NGC 4406. Its distance from Earth is estimated at 0.081 million light years. Description: M32 is an elliptical dwarf galaxy which contains about 3 billion solar masses. 1.616 x 10 11 astronomical units [average earth-sun distance] 1.343 x 10 12 light minutes; 3.473 x 10 13 solar radii [6.96 x 10 8 meters] 7.018 x 10 13 Earth-moon distances [344,400 km] 8.057 x 10 13 light seconds; 3.794 x 10 15 earth radii [6.37 x 10 6 meters] 1.653 x … Messier 33). The Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy serves as a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. M32 is the closer elliptical galaxy (along the lower edge of M31) while M110 is the more distant one (upper right). On the Nature of the X-ray Emission from M32 M. Loewenstein1 Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, NASA/GSFC, Code 662, Greenbelt, MD 20771 K. Hayashida and T. Toneri Department of Earth and Space Science, Osaka University, Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560, Japan and ... B⊙ galaxy at the distance of the Virgo Cluster (Matsumoto et al. You think that if the distance to M31 is changing over time, you could use 1/r 2 at two different times to determine the change in distance. Great Andromeda Galaxy (M31) itself is the brightest naked-eye spiral galaxy in the sky. M32 is a dwarf elliptical galaxy located in the constellation of Andromeda.It's a satellite of the famous and much larger Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and was the first elliptical galaxy ever observed. It is on a collision course with the Milky Way, and the two galaxies are expected to merge in about 4 billion years. Messier 32 (M32), also known as Le Gentil, is a dwarf elliptical galaxy located in Andromeda constellation. The Andromeda Galaxy is located at a distance of about 2.54 million light years from Earth. The galaxy lies at a distance of 2.49 million light years from Earth and has an apparent magnitude of 8.08. It is seen in the constellation Andromeda.. M32 is a satellite galaxy of the large Andromeda Galaxy (M31). It has the designation NGC 221 in the New General Catalogue. The galaxy's official discovery was made in 1994 by Gerry Gilmore and Mike Irwin, and it was described as the Milky Way’s nearest neighbor. Media in category "Messier 32" The following 12 files are in this category, out of 12 total. Messier 32 (also known as NGC 221) is a dwarf "early-type" galaxy about 2.65 million light-years from Earth. It was discovered by Guillaume Le Gentil in 1749.