Galaxy Zoo Talk

Explanation of the orange blob.

  • wvanstraalen by wvanstraalen

    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.


  • ElisabethB 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.