Galaxy Zoo Talk

Spiked centre

  • ellenhartmeijer by ellenhartmeijer

    It looks as if this smooth, rounded galaxy has a spike of light running through its centre, like a spindle. Is this an optical illusion? If not, where could this light be coming from? I have seen lots of galaxy pictures, but this is a first for me 😃


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    i see an edge-on.
    Could be a polar ring.
    I don't think we can see jets, but I'm not sure
    Someone else ?