Explanation of the orange blob.
Is it a explosion of one of the stars inside the galaxy or a different galaxy behind the galaxy?
PS: This is my first time contributing to this amazing project.
by ElisabethB moderator
Hi and welcome to GalaxyZoo.
The orange object is not an explosion or another galaxy. It is a foreground star from our galaxy in the line of sight. So, no interaction or connection with the central galaxy whatsoever.