Incredible Images of Galaxies: Part 1

Incredible Images of Galaxies: Part 1

August 30, 2019 By Laura

    A galaxy is a collection of stars, gas, and dust bound together by gravity.  The smallest galaxies may contain only a few hundred thousand stars, while the largest may have hundreds of billions.  Galaxies are spread about by vast distances, separated by (relatively) empty space.  Their diameters may range from hundreds of light years across (for the smallest dwarf galaxies) to hundreds of thousands of light years across.

    Here is Part 1 of a collection of some of my favourite images of galaxies.  All credits go the respective owners of these images, and the Astronomy Picture of the Day, where these can all be found with detailed explanations.

    The Sombrero Galaxy:

    sombrero galaxy

    The Andromeda Galaxy:

    The Andromeda Galaxy

    NGC 1300:

    NGC 1300

    NGC 3190:

    NGC 3190

    The Milky Way Galaxy:

    Milky Way Galaxy