Galaxy Zoo Talk

The middle

  • roossoontjens by roossoontjens

    Hi, i wanted to know what the things in the middle are.
    I looked in the examples but i couldn't find something that looked alike.


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator


    The central galaxy is a very disturbed spiral, probably interacting with the galaxy at 2 o'clock and possibly interacting as well with the spiral at 7.

    Nice #merger.

    Happy hunting ! 😄


  • Zebx by Zebx

    It seems the interaction is between the central galaxy and the bigger at 2 o'clock, the one at 7 is about 80 billion ly away from the central.


  • Budgieye by Budgieye moderator

    Check your math? 😃 80 million-light years? 80 billion light-years is just about the size of the Universe.

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