- These two galaxies are more commonly known as Bode’s Galaxy (on the left) and Cigar Galaxy (on the right.)
- Bode’s Galaxy is one of the brightest spiral galaxies in the night sky and can be seen through a pair of binoculars at night.
- Cigar Galaxy, on the right, can also be seen through a pair of binoculars and was named after its long, white appearance.
- Both galaxies are located in the constellation of Ursa Major and are both 11.7 million years away from Earth.
Did you know that one light year is equal to about 6 trillion miles? That’s around 30,456 times around the Earth!