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Not all galaxies are lonely. Some have galaxy squads. ⁣NGC 1706, captured in this…

Not all galaxies are lonely. Some have galaxy squads. ⁣NGC 1706, captured in this…

Not all galaxies are lonely. Some have galaxy squads. ⁣

NGC 1706, captured in this image by our Hubble Space Telescope, belongs to something known as a galaxy group, which is just as the name suggests — a group of up to 50 galaxies which are gravitationally bound and relatively close to each other. ⁣

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, has its own squad — known as the Local Group, which also contains the Andromeda galaxy, the Large and Small Magellanic clouds and the Triangulum galaxy.

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