Warped Galaxy lithograph PDF (156KB)
- Photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope
This Hubble Space Telescope image of a spiral galaxy viewed "edge-on" reveals
an intriguing warped disk that illustrates how a galaxy's shape can be deformed
by gravity. Here, the fragile disk looks like pizza dough that has been tossed
into the air.
- Facts of interest about the image
Text describes the galaxy's most prominent features in detail
and compares the image with a "face-on" portrait of
another spiral galaxy.
- Classroom activity
Included is an inquiry-based classroom activity that focuses on the image and text.
of Warped Galaxy lithograph (156KB)
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