Fast Facts (cont'd)
• Overlapping galaxies NGC 3314
Which galaxy upstages the other in this two-layer, chance alignment?
• Interacting galaxies Arp 273
Hubble caught a "rose" tossed by two flamenco-dancing galaxies.
• Stephan's Quintet
Witness a clash among titans!
• Milky Way Galaxy
Did you know our galaxy has a bar through its middle? Find out more about the starry home we call the Milky Way.
• Andromeda Galaxy
Check out the digs at our close galactic neighbor, the trillion-star Andromeda Galaxy.
• Messier 82 (M82)
Throughout the center of starburst galaxy M82, stars are forming 10 times faster than they do in the Milky Way.
• Whirlpool Galaxy and Companion
Is this majestic galaxy having a close encounter
with a nearby neighbor galaxy?
Ultra Deep Field
Peer through the universe at 10,000 galaxies
stretching as far back in time as 13 billion years.
The tails of these colliding galaxies are
supposed to resemble an insect's antennae. What do you think?
A radiant spiral galaxy drifts through
The colorful aftermath of a galactic collision.
A spiral galaxy from a unique perspective.
A remarkable view of a galaxy that's bent out
A face-on view of a classic spiral galaxy.
• Large Magellanic Cloud
The Milky Way’s gravity keeps this galactic neighbor and its companion, the Small Magellanic Cloud on a short leash.
Tales of … (cont'd)
• Galactic wreckage in Stephan's Quintet
A tale of galaxies vying for a space to call their own.
• A history of colliding galaxies: From oddballs to galaxy building blocks
The study of the enigmatic galaxies that collide with, merge with, and cannibalize other galaxies.
• Finding one of the brightest and youngest galaxies in the early universe
A massive galaxy cluster — a natural "zoom lens" — helps astronomers uncover an infant galaxy.
math behind the science
How to enhance accuracy in a galactic headcount.
Graphic Organizers (cont'd)
• Comparison of the Warped Galaxy and the Whirlpool Galaxy
Two cool galactic perspectives:
On the edge and dead ahead.