Galaxy Zoo Talk

Strange form

  • nightskycurious by nightskycurious

    Perhaps it's an optical illusion, but it appears that the two bluish arms are not in the same plane. This first made me think it could be the last phase of a merger, but upon more careful look, it appears the second bulge (right) is likely a foreground star and there is likely only one galaxy there. However there is a definite asymmetry in the spiral, which cause is not apparent to me.