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 ...
When Hubble developed his classification system for galaxies based on their
appearance in optical light, he divided the spirals into those in which the spiral
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
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 ...
Apr 2, 2013 ... Spiral galaxies are some of the most beautiful and photogenic residents of the
universe. Our own Milky Way is a spiral. Our solar system and ...
Mar 18, 2016 ... Astronomers have identified 53 “super spirals” — spiral galaxies that are huge
and incredibly luminous — as part of a project exploring ...
Mar 18, 2016 ... In archived NASA data, researchers have discovered "super spiral" galaxies that
dwarf our own spiral galaxy, the Milky Way, and compete in ...