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Andromeda Galaxy
Andromeda Galaxy
Aliases: Andromeda; Andromeda Nebula; Great Andromeda Nebula ; Messier 31; M31; NGC 224
Category: Galaxy
Points of interest: Galactic Barrier; Xarth III; Xandar

The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 2,500,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Andromeda. It is the nearest spiral galaxy to our own, the Milky Way. As it is visible as a faint smudge on a moonless night, it is one of the farthest objects visible to the naked eye. Like the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy has satellite galaxies, consisting of 14 known dwarf galaxies. The best known and most readily observed satellite galaxies are M32 and M110.

The Andromeda Galaxy played a provincial role in the 1961 A for Andromeda television series. Scientists Doctor John Fleming and Ernest Reinhart discovered a radio signal being transferred from the Andromeda Nebula to Earth, carrying with it, instructions on how to construct a supercomputer. [1]

On the science fiction television series Andromeda, the Andromeda Galaxy was where the planet Brandenburg Tor was located. Brandenburg Tor was located within the Muttawalis Globular Cluster and was the original home of the Nietzschean race, who were a genetic offshoot of humanity.

In the continuity of the Marvel Comics' Marvel Universe, the Andromeda Galaxy is home to the Shi'ar Empire. The throneworld of the Shi'ar is a planet called Chandilar, which is the birth place of the ruling Neramani family. It is also home to the Skrull Empire, who occupied the planet Tarnax IV for many years, branding it the "Throneworld" of the Skrull race. [2] Another race that hailed from the Andromeda Galaxy are the Makluans, who are an ancient race of space dragons. They hailed from the planet known as Kakaranthara. The dragon villain known as Fin Fang Foom comes from Kakaranthara.

The Tranta System is a stellar system located in the Andromeda Galaxy. Its most notable point of interest is the planet Xandar, which was once a standard thriving race with a humanoid populace. The original Xandar was destroyed by the Luphomoid conqueror known as Zorr, but the Watcher known as Uatu aided the besieged surviving Xandarians, by creating four interconnected biopsheres for them to live in. Since that time, the Tranta System was protected on a regular basis by the Nova Corps.

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  1. A for Andromeda: The Message
  2. Fantastic Four 18
  3. Post-Crisis on Infinite Earths
  4. Star Trek: By Any Other Name
  5. Post-Crisis on Infinite Earths

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