Types of Galaxies
By: Zola Johnson
"Miami Valley Astronomical Society." NGC-147 Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy in Cassiopeia. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 May 2015.
Elliptical galaxies are the largest single star systems in the universe and are built by the collisions of many smaller galaxies .
"June 2015." Discover Magazine. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 May 2015.
Spiral galaxies get their name by the fact that they have a spiral/whirl shape. The "arms" of the spiral are the areas where stars are formed. The galaxy we live in, the Milky Way is a spiral.
"Astronomy Picture of the Day." APOD: 2008 December 29. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 May 2015.
Irregular galaxies don't have a lot of common features.
These types of Galaxies are made of groups of clusters or stars.
Famous Galaxy Quote
“A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes. They should see planets like our Earth.” ~ Christopher Wren