spiral galaxies

Gaze Into the Heart of a Grand Spiral Galaxy

Here’s Hubble doing what Hubble does best. Some of the Hubble Space Telescope’s most famous and stunning images are of…

6 months ago

Galaxies Like the Milky Way are the Best for Life

A new study indicates that, contrary to what has been previously argued, galaxies like our own may be the most…

3 years ago

You’re Looking at Spiral Galaxies, Already Forming When the Universe was Just a Baby

The ALPINE survey recently observed 118 galaxies dated to just 1-1.5 billion years ago, and found that the early galaxies…

3 years ago

Perfect Example of a Barred Spiral Galaxy, Seen Face On. This is What Our Milky Way Might Look Like

The Hubble Space Telescope has given us a beautiful image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7773. This is a…

3 years ago

Why Do Galaxies Have Arms?

Spiral galaxies get their name because of their beautiful spiral shape and iconic arms. But why do galaxies have these…

9 years ago

‘Green Valley’ Of Galaxies Shows Off Gas And Star Formation

We keep saying this: the universe is more complex than it appears. Conventional thinking in galaxy research postulates that spiral galaxies…

9 years ago

How To Crowdsource Astronomy Without People Messing It Up

Maybe it's because Jurassic Park is in theaters again, but we at Universe Today sometimes worry about how one person…

10 years ago

Galactic Archaeology: NGC 5907 – The Dragon Clash

[/caption] The sprawling northern constellation of Draco is home to a monumental galactic merger which left a singular spectacle -…

11 years ago

More to Meets the Eye in M33

The spiral galaxy M33 is one of the largest galaxies in our local group. This spiral galaxy is moderately tilted…

11 years ago

Testing the Spiral Density Wave Theory

[/caption]   Spiral galaxies are one of the most captivating structures in astronomy, yet their nature is still not fully…

12 years ago