The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51A or NGC 5194) and (M51B or NGC 5195, left). The Whirlpool Galaxy is a grand-design spiral galaxy, interacting with NGC 5195, a dwarg galxy. Both galaxies are located 23 ± 4 million light-years away in Canes Venatici.
How Galaxies are Classified by Type (Infographic) by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist
The Andromeda Galaxy - It is 2 million light years away from us...so what we see now is how it appeared 2 million years ago. It will collide with our Milky Way in 2 billions years from now - the two galaxies are heading towards each other at a rate of 430 km/hr! A billion years from now Andromeda will loom as a spectacular site, eventually swelling to fill half of the night sky.
Interacting Galaxy NGC 6050 Wallpaper Edited Hubble Space Telescope of the interacting galaxies NGC 6050. By sjrankin
IC 342, the Hidden Galaxy, is positioned only 10 degrees above the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, so its light is heavily obscured and reddened by dust. It is 7 million light-years away but is not part of our Local Group of galaxies. Credit: Bruce Waddington