Glossary term: Andromeda

Description: Andromeda is a constellation and is best known as the location of the Andromeda galaxy. Its name comes from Greek mythology – Andromeda was the daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia and was offered as sacrifice to the sea monster Cetus. She was saved by the hero Perseus who then married her.

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