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Spiral Galaxies


Pisces, the fish

Pisces, the Fish October 4, 2011

The Sun and our solar system lie in the "thin disk" of our galaxy.

The Milky Way May 21, 2010

Radio Programs

M100 The grandeur of a spiral galaxy April 19, 2017

Barred Spirals Stepping up to the galactic bar December 18, 2016

The Milky Way Mapping out the Milky Way galaxy September 28, 2016

Sunflower Galaxy Sculpting a galactic sunflower August 26, 2016

Scutum Arm Wrapping an arm around the galaxy July 25, 2016

Grand M81 A “grand design” for a galaxy May 24, 2016

Super Spirals Making beautiful giant galaxies April 2, 2016

Orion Arm A short “arm” of the Milky Way February 17, 2015

Spiral Galaxies Pinwheels and whirlpools February 15, 2015

Tadpole Galaxies The inside-out heads of tadpole galaxies November 27, 2014

Local Arm Wrapping our arms around our home galaxy September 3, 2013

M101 A beautiful galactic neighbor May 30, 2013

Double Heart Twin black holes in a nearby galaxy May 29, 2012

IC 342 A close but veiled cosmic pinwheel January 21, 2012

Featured Images

Hubble Space Telescope view of the galaxy NGC 1300

Star Bar December 18, 2016

Hubble Space Telescope view of M63

Galactic Sunflower August 26, 2016

Map of the Milky Way's spiral arms

Starry Arms July 25, 2016

Strong winds blowing from a black hole in a distant spiral galaxy

Windy Black Hole January 15, 2016

The Milky Way galaxy's spiral arms

Arming the Milky Way February 18, 2015

NGC 1398, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Fornax

Strangely Familiar August 23, 2014

Hubble Space Telescope image of M101

Stellar Pinwheel May 31, 2013

Infrared view of the spiral galaxy IC 342

Tangled Galaxy January 22, 2012

Six Spiral Galaxies from European Southern Observatory

Galaxies Galore October 29, 2010

NGC 4666, a starburst galaxy

Lively Galaxy September 3, 2010

An ultraviolet view of the spiral galaxy M81 shows young, hot stars in blue and

Grand Galaxy June 12, 2010