Milky Way twin

If you ever wondered what the Milky Way (probably) looks like from the outside, check this out.

Our twin is galaxy NGC 6744, residing about 30 million light-years from the Milky Way in the southern constellation of Pavo. That’s pretty close as cosmic distances go. It’s also quite a large galaxy — about 200,000 light-years across, which is twice the size of the Milky Way. If you could see it with your naked eye, it would appear about two-thirds the apparent size of the full moon.