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Spiral galaxy

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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 ...

Spiral Galaxies - SDSS

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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 ...

Spiral Galaxies - Windows to the Universe

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Spiral galaxies may remind you of a pinwheel. They are rotating disks of mostly hydrogen gas, dust and stars. Through a telescope or binoculars, the bright ...

What is a spiral galaxy? | Cool Cosmos

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Spiral galaxies get their name from the shape of their disks. In a spiral galaxy, the stars, gas and dust are gathered in spiral arms that spread outward from the ...

Spiral Galaxy | COSMOS

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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 arm ...

Super Spiral Galaxies - Sky & Telescope

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Mar 18, 2016 ... Astronomers have identified 53 “super spirals” — spiral galaxies that are huge and incredibly luminous — as part of a project exploring ...

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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 ...

Spiral Galaxy Facts - Soft Schools

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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  ...

New Insights on How Spiral Galaxies Get Their Arms2013-10 | www ...

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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 ...

Super Spiral Galaxies Amaze Astronomers - Scientific American

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Dec 8, 2015 ... Sporting a double nucleus, the super spiral galaxy CGCG 122-067 in the constellation Leo emits roughly eight times as much visible light as ...

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Spiral Galaxy Facts & Definition - Space.com

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Aug 15, 2013 ... This Hubble Space Telescope photo of Messier 74 reminds us that spiral galaxies are some of the most beautiful and photogenic residents of ...

Spiral Galaxies

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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  ...

Spiral Galaxy | NASA

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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 ...