Galaxy Zoo Talk

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  • rgorehoffman by rgorehoffman

    I'd love to know what this picture is, specifically the three blue Spheres in the canter around what appears to be a large haze in the center. Thank you.


  • KWillett by KWillett scientist, admin, translator

    The blue streaks indicate locations of newly forming stars in the galaxy. It's a particular feature of these images, which are actually simulations of galaxies created by a computer. Star formation in real galaxies typically doesn't look quite as blue.