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2011-04-20 13:08:44

A study of spiral patterns found in galaxies like our Milky Way could overturn the theory of how the spiral arm features form and evolve.

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2011-04-20 09:55:00

The galaxies in this cosmic pairing display some curious features, demonstrating that each member of the duo is close enough to feel the distorting gravitational influence of the other.

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2011-03-02 06:45:00

This image of NGC 247 reveals the fine details of this highly inclined spiral galaxy and its rich backdrop.

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2011-02-02 10:20:00

The bright galaxy NGC 3621 appears to be a fine example of a classical spiral.

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2011-01-11 10:33:46

An unusual galaxy with gas jets could explain how starforming galaxies become red and dead.

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2010-11-18 09:53:02

Elliptical galaxies were once thought to be aging star cities whose star-making heyday was billions of years ago.

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2010-11-10 10:25:00

European Southern Observatory astronomers have produced a spectacular new image of the famous Atoms-for-Peace galaxy (NGC 7252).

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2010-11-09 06:55:00

With the help of the army of volunteers working on the Galaxy Zoo 2 ‘citizen science’ project, an international team of scientists have discovered that the bars found in many spiral galaxies could be helping to kill them off.

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2010-10-27 08:37:47

Six spectacular spiral galaxies are seen in a clear new light in images from ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the Paranal Observatory in Chile.

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2010-10-14 09:00:00

The Sculptor galaxy is shown in different infrared hues, in this new mosaic from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.


Latest Barred spiral galaxies Reference Libraries

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2010-09-13 16:27:55

Stephan's Quintet in the constellation Pegasus is a visual grouping of five galaxies which four form the first compact galaxy group ever discovered. The group was discovered by Édouard Stephan in 1877 at Marseilles Observatory and is the most studied of all the compact galaxy groups. NGC 7320, which has extensive H II regions, is the brightest member of the visual grouping and is where active star formation is occurring. Hickson Compact Group 92, which contains four of the five...

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2010-09-08 16:15:14

Robert's Quartet is four different galaxies in the process of colliding and merging. The galaxies reside in the Phoenix constellation approximately 160 million light-years away. Its members are NGC 87, NGC 88, NGC 89 and NGC 92, discovered by John Herschel in the 1830s. The quartet is one of the best examples of compact groups of galaxies. Since such groups contain four to eight galaxies in a very small area, they provide great laboratories for the study of galactic interactions and their...

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Spiral Galaxy -- Among the galaxies, there are apparently three main categories, according to their appearance: the disk galaxies (`cosmic frisbies' according to P. Murdin, D. Allen, and D. Malin), consisting of a huge disk of stars and interstellar matter, which may form interesting patterns, the elliptical galaxies (`cosmic footballs') which are uniformly looking, ellipsoidal agglomerations of stars, and the irregular galaxies (`cosmic misfits') which cannot be integrated in this scheme....

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Seyfert's Sextet -- Seyfert's Sextet is a group of galaxies in which gravitational forces are exerted between its members. The galaxies are so tightly packed together that gravitational forces are beginning to rip stars from them and distort their shapes. Those same gravitational forces eventually could bring the galaxies together to form one large galaxy. The name of this grouping, Seyfert's Sextet, implies that six galaxies are participating in the action. But only four galaxies are...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Circinus Galaxy -- Resembling a swirling witch's cauldron of glowing vapors, the black hole-powered core of a nearby active galaxy appears in this colorful NASA Hubble Space Telescope image. The galaxy lies 13 million light-years away in the southern constellation Circinus. This galaxy is designated a type 2 Seyfert, a class of mostly spiral galaxies that have compact centers and are believed to contain massive black holes. Seyfert galaxies are themselves part of a larger class of objects...

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