Galaxy Zoo Talk

mystery "smudge"

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    What is the small, elongated smudge at the lower right of the central image? Is it a background spiral, edge-on? Or a galaxy being tidally stretched by the central galaxy? Thoughts?


  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    Most likely a satellite galaxy to the central one. Looks too diffused to be a edge-on galaxy.


  • metalmania by metalmania

    more interestingly, what is the purple object at 8oclock - not an asteroid.