barred spiral galaxy

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barred spiral galaxy

See galaxies; Hubble classification.

barred spiral galaxy

[¦bärd ¦spī·rəl ′gal·ik·sē]
(astronomy)
A spiral galaxy whose spiral arms originate at the ends of a bar-shaped structure centered at the nucleus of the galaxy.
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High power, however, will reveal this distorted barred galaxy to have an elongated nucleus.
Higher power reveals the bar extending a great distance along the halo of this barred galaxy.