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The Thousand-Ruby Galaxy

Spiral galaxy M83 lies a mere twelve million light-years away, near the southeastern tip of the very long constellation Hydra. Prominent spiral arms traced by dark dust lanes and blue star clusters lend this galaxy its popular name, The Southern Pinwheel. 119 more words


Spiral Galaxy M81

One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth’s sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful M81.

The grand spiral galaxy can be found toward the northern constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major). 139 more words


Amazing Galaxy of the Week

Not all galaxy images in Galaxy Zoo show such great definition as this one. The galactic bar and spiral arms are really clear to see here. 14 more words

Citizen Science

Probing the furthest Universe to understand how spiral galaxies formed.

A new paper accepted for publication this month has highlighted how spiral galaxies came to form in the early Universe. By using the power of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array ( 291 more words


The space is Really Biggggg!!!

Group of galaxy

Sometimes galaxies form groups. For example, our own Milky Way Galaxy is part of the Local Group of Galaxies. Small, compact groups, like  124 more words