Local Group

Our galactic neighborhood, including the Milky Way, Andromeda Galaxy, M33, and more than 30 smaller galaxies. The Local Group appears to be a suburb of a supercluster of galaxies that lies 60 million light-years away, known as the Virgo Supercluster.


The Local Group The Milky Way galaxy is part of a larger cosmic...

Radio Programs

Leo T A tiny galaxy with bright ambitions Sunday, May 25, 2014
Palomar 1 The Milky Way destroys a star cluster Saturday, December 4, 2010
Galactic Leaders The leaders of a galactic pack Friday, November 5, 2010
M33 A close galactic neighbor Friday, November 27, 2009
Hidden Neighbor Looking for a hidden neighbor Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Back in the Empire A galactic colony returns to the fold Thursday, January 15, 2009

Featured Images

Mini Us Friday, November 27, 2009
Triangular Spiral Monday, November 19, 2007
Galactic Empire Tuesday, September 19, 2006


©2014 The University of Texas McDonald Observatory