Most galaxies fall into one of three main identifiable types, but not all. Explore the diverse shapes of galaxies. The full video and segments are provided below.
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All images, illustrations, and videos courtesy of NASA, ESA, and STScI except:
- NGC 6822 image courtesy of the Local Group Galaxies Survey Team/NOAO/AURA/NSF
- Taurus constellation drawing from Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia by Johannes Hevelius, courtesy of the United States Naval Observatory
- NGC 4565 image courtesy of the European Southern Observatory
- Small Magellanic Cloud image courtesy of F. Winkler/Middlebury College, the MCELS Team, and NOAO/AURA/NSF
- Written by Vanessa Thomas
- Designed by John Godfrey