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Subject: AGZ00025u3

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  • williamaskew by williamaskew

    The center of this spiral seems to be missing.

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  • tomangseesing by tomangseesing

    think its a dark dust cloud

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    merger ?

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  • williamaskew by williamaskew

    I thought a dust cloud but it seems an odd place for that. Unless the dust cloud isnt anywhere close it should be flung to the outer edges.

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  • tomangseesing by tomangseesing

    possibly a foreground object, then?

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  • PDXDave by PDXDave

    #disturbed #spiral – The disc is there - it is off center, possibly due to a merger or other disturbance.

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  • klmasters by klmasters scientist, admin

    Very wierd - just a very disturbed disc galaxy I think.

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  • Dean_Fielding by Dean_Fielding

    is it a possibility that it is a very large black hole? judging by the sprials the dark area appears to be central to the galaxy?

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    I think it is safe to say that that is definitely not a black hole.

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  • TheVespertine by TheVespertine

    Dark matter would be more probable than a black hole.

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  • vrooje by vrooje admin, scientist

    Not a BH or dark matter. I agree with Karen: just a very disturbed galaxy, maybe even one that just looks like a disk in projection.

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  • lostlens by lostlens

    #Spiral #bar SBc Sc neither redshift nor kinetics polar rings #overlap & 3 stars retrorotation ?

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  • finleyg by finleyg

    #no center what are the spiral arms spiralling around?

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  • Budgieye by Budgieye moderator

    weird, nucleus is off-center

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  • Budgieye by Budgieye moderator

    stars in a galaxy orbit around all the mass, not the nucleus

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