Galaxy Zoo Talk

Very, very strange ring!

  • Pythagora by Pythagora

    I've never seen anything like this before, in thousands of classifications. Could it be an unusual overlap? If not, what is the relationship between the bulgy blue ring and the gold-colored 'background' elliptical? (is it an elliptical?) Is this an optical illusion? It looks like pancake - a flat gold pancake with blueberry/cream frosting. (M-m-m!) But is the blue ring integrated into a 3-dimensional oval elliptical? Is it even a galaxy? Maybe just a dust cloud (the gold) that gravity is trying to turn into a galaxy via intense star formation in the blue ring?

    I would appreciate some help with understanding this. #ring #verystrangering


  • zoob1172 by zoob1172

    Simulated galaxy from Illustris the site has information about the project