Galaxy Zoo Talk

Weird looking one

  • TheEnds by TheEnds

    what's going on here then?


  • Budgieye by Budgieye moderator

    Galaxy Zoo is trying to find out, with the help of your clicks. In the meantime, see this

    Blog: A brief history of clumpy galaxies May 25, 2010 by Steven "the galaxy types seen nearby were still present, but generally become “messier” the further back in time one looks. Furthermore, there appeared to be types of distant galaxies that we do not see today. Many of these galaxies comprise knots or clumps. In particular, many galaxies were found with an appearance of several clumps arranged in a line, and were named “chain galaxies”. Galaxies with two clumps were simply named “doubles”. There were also galaxies with the appearance of one clump with a tail, appropriately named “tadpole galaxies... "the field of distant galaxy morphology had a further renaissance with the replacement of the WFPC2 camera with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). This enabled even deeper, clearer images to be obtained more quickly. Studies of these images (e.g., particularly by the Elmegreens and collaborators) find that clumpy galaxies become extremely common in the early universe.

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