It may extend for a few hundred thousand light-years around the Milky Way or it may extend farther into the surrounding local group of galaxies.
What does LGG stand for?
LGG stands for Local Group of Galaxies (space)
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Samples in periodicals archive:
6 and 3 million light-years, respectively, from Earth, are members of the Local Group of galaxies that includes our own Milky Way and about 30 others.
Papers are in sections on stellar astrophysics with large telescopes, star formation and planetary systems, high precision techniques, end products of single and binary stellar evolution, and the Local Group of galaxies.
The lead author, Francois Hammer of the Paris Observatory, France, said that while scientists have been able to detect galaxies near the edge of the Universe, there many gaps in our knowledge of our immediate neighbourhood, known as the Local Group of galaxies.
In tracing the orbit backwards in time, it is clear that the universe just is not old enough for Andromeda XII to have been ejected from the Local Group of galaxies, gone out, and be on its way back in," notes Lewis.
The nebula is one of the most active star-forming regions among the so-called Local Group of galaxies and is host to some of the most massive stars in the universe.