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Tarantula Nebula 1,000 light years

The Milky Way (our galaxy) 100,000 light years

Sombrero Galaxy 140,000 light years

Pinwheel Galaxy 170,000 light years

Andromeda Galaxy (our neigbor) 220,000 light years

Comet Galaxy 600,000 light years

IC 1101 6,000,000 light years

If you wonder how long is a light year…

It’s clear a light-year is a vast expanse. Over a year, light travels 5.87849981 x 1012 miles (roughly 9.4605284 x 1012 kilometers.) Written out, that’s 5,878,499,810,000 miles or 9,460,528,400,000 kilometers.