# How long would it take humans to get to the Andromeda Galaxy?

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## How long would it take humans to get to the Andromeda Galaxy?

2.5 million years
How long would it take to get to the Andromeda Galaxy? Forget it! Although it may be one of the closest galaxies to our own, since the Andromeda Galaxy is 2.5 million light years distant it would take 2.5 million years to get there if (and it’s a huge ‘if’) we could travel at the speed of light.

## What if we could see Andromeda?

The extended halo of the Andromeda Galaxy would fill a patch of sky more than 60 degrees wide if you could see it with your eyes. In about 4 billion years, the Andromeda Galaxy will collide with our galaxy, the Milky Way, unleashing a brilliant burst of star formation.

Will humans ever be able to leave the galaxy?

So, to leave our Galaxy, we would have to travel about 500 light-years vertically, or about 25,000 light-years away from the galactic centre. We’d need to go much further to escape the ‘halo’ of diffuse gas, old stars and globular clusters that surrounds the Milky Way’s stellar disk.

### Can humans go to Andromeda Galaxy?

The technology required to travel between galaxies is far beyond humanity’s present capabilities, and currently only the subject of speculation, hypothesis, and science fiction. However, theoretically speaking, there is nothing to conclusively indicate that intergalactic travel is impossible.

### Is it possible for humans to travel to Andromeda Galaxy?

Yes. As soon as we develop a spaceship that can maintain a constant acceleration of 1 g (subjective). According to Isaac Asimov (who worked out the math on this more than half a century ago) time dilation will make the journey to the Andromeda galaxy seem like only 27 years to the people on the spaceship.

How long will it take to get to Andromeda?

Andromeda is roughly 2.5 MILLION light years away. That’s really, really far away. The answer hinges on if we’ll ever discover faster than light travel, and just HOW much faster than light. If we can only go twice the speed of light, it would still takes us 1.25 million years to get there.

## Is it possible to travel to another galaxy?

We probably will never travel to another galaxy. Other galaxies are crazy far away, and would likely take millions (or billions!) of years to get to. The closest galaxy to ours is Andromeda, and it is still 2.5 million light years away.

## Is the Andromeda Galaxy part of the Milky Way?

To be blunt, no. No human will ever set foot in the Andromeda galaxy as long as it is a separate galaxy from the Milky Way. In that sense, we are, and always will be, a part of the Milky Way.