A spiral galaxy is a certain kind of galaxy originally described by Edwin Hubble in
his 1936 work The Realm of the Nebulae and, as such, forms part of the ...
The most common type of galaxy is called a "spiral galaxy." Not surprisingly,
spiral galaxies look like spirals, with long arms winding toward a bright bulge at
The figure below right shows a nice spiral galaxy, M100, which is in the Virgo
cluster Another beautiful example of a spiral galaxy is M83. Presumably our own
Dec 16, 2011 ... Resembling festive lights on a holiday wreath, this NASA/ESA Hubble Space
Telescope image of the nearby spiral galaxy M74 is an iconic ...
A composite image of the Messier 81 (M81) galaxy shows what astronomers call
a "grand design" spiral galaxy, where each of its arms curls all the way down ...
Mar 18, 2016 ... Astronomers have identified 53 “super spirals” — spiral galaxies that are huge
and incredibly luminous — as part of a project exploring ...
Spiral galaxies get their name by the fact that they have a spiral or whirl shape.
The "arms" of the spiral are the areas where stars are formed. These arms appear
Picture Album: Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300. Image 51 of 1572. Back to
collection Next Image The Hodge 301 Cluster: Multiple Generations of Stars in
Picture Album: Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300. Image 51 of 1574. Back to
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In fact, spiral arms are much more prominant in blue light than in red. Here's a
morphing movie of the spiral galaxy M81 showing how the appearance of the ...