spiral galaxy :
- n a galaxy having a spiral structure; arms containing younger stars spiral out from old stars at the center
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- Messier 61 looks straight into Hubble's camera
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a new image of nearby spiral galaxy Messier 61, also known as NGC 4303. The galaxy, located only 55 million light-years away from Earth, is roughly the size of the Milky Way, with a diameter of around 100,000 light-years.
June 24, 2013 - Science Daily
- Galaxy crash gives life to ... a space penguin !
By Miriam KramerSpace.comA cosmic penguin shines 326 million light-years from Earth in a stunning new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope. While the celestial bird, which lies in the constellation Hydra, looks tranquil enough, the photo actually shows two galaxies colliding into each other, scientists say.Blue wisps that create the body of the penguin are the warped guts of the spiral galaxy ...
June 22, 2013 - NBC NEWS
- Colliding Galaxy Pair Takes Flight
This collision between a spiral galaxy and an elliptical galaxy resembles a celestial bird. The gravitational pull has stretched the spiral into an elongated shape. Lying 326 million light-years away, this colliding galaxy pair, known as Arp 142, is captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
June 20, 2013 - Newswise