Irregular Galaxy

Irregular Galaxy — In astronomy, a class of galaxy with little structure, which does not conform to any of the standard shapes in the Hubble classification.

The two satellite galaxies of the Milky Way, the Magellanic Clouds, are both irregulars.

Some galaxies previously classified as irregulars are now known to be normal galaxies distorted by tidal effects or undergoing bursts of star formation (see starburst galaxy).



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