Galaxy Zoo Talk

blue ring

  • MonserratMartinez by MonserratMartinez

    hi anyone can explain to me, why this galaxy has a blue ring in its center?

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  • zoob1172 by zoob1172

    #badsim see AGZ0009qzx Simulated galaxy from Illustris http://www.illustris-project.org/ the site has information about the project.

    Illustris should offer a reward for actual matches to real target objects.

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Hi MonserratMartinez and welcome to GZ,

    This is a simulated galaxy from the Illustris data set. And in these images, blue/white features mean star forming areas in the galaxy. So, this is a simulated spiral galaxy with an inner ring. Not that bad a sim actually ! 😄

    Hope this helps and happy hunting ! 😄

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