M33, the Triangulum Galaxy, Adorning the Faces of a Pentagonal Icositetrahedron

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M33, the Triangulum Galaxy, Adorning the Faces of a Pentagonal Icositetrahedron

Evidence suggests that M33 is a satellite galaxy of the even better-known Andromeda Galaxy (M31), which happens to be on a collision course with our own Milky Way. In 1.5 billion years or so, Andromeda and the Milky Way will merge to form a giant elliptical galaxy already pre-named Milkomeda. At that point, the Triangulum Galaxy may become a satellite of Milkomeda (probably one of several), or be gravitationally ejected, or simply be absorbed into Milkomeda itself.

Here, it is projected on each face of the Catalan solid which is dual to the snub cube, using software you can try at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.