Galaxy Zoo Talk

Bright object in galaxy

  • pmchugh1961 by pmchugh1961

    Is the bright spot in the right of this galaxy significant?



  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    Hi Paul,

    That looks like a starburst - a region of intense star formation. It is important, as it raises questions as to what triggered the starburst in the first place.

    In this 'almost' edge on / disk galaxy we can see several star forming regions, they are somewhat fainter, but they are there.