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Types of Galaxies

Basic information about types of galaxies.
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created June 28, 2017
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Type of GalaxyPictureShapeContain
Spiral GalaxyConsist of a flat, rotating disc containing stars, gas and dust, and a central concentration of stars known as the bulgeThe spiral arms contain many bright young stars
Elliptical GalaxyAre generally round but stretch longer along one axis than along the other.Contain many older stars, up to one trillion, but little dust and other interstellar matter.
Irregular GalaxyAppear misshapen and lack a distinct form.They generally have many bright young stars and lots of gas and dust to form new stars.
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