Monday Astronomy Picture Ponderings (MAPPs) 6/20/2022

Spiral, Elliptical, and Irregular Galaxies, Oh My!

The galaxies in our universe and how to explore them!

A spiral galaxy sits at the center of a sea of stars against the black background of space. The galaxy features a bright central bulge and arms that spiral away from it.
Spiral galaxy NGC 1566 from Astropix. Credit: Dark Energy Survey/DOE/FNAL/DECam/CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURAImage processing: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), J. Miller (Gemini Observatory/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab) Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Welcome back to the Monday Astronomy Picture Ponderings (MAPPs) series where every Monday I normally pick one of NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) entries from the



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