barred spiral galaxy

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barred spiral galaxy

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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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Previous studies suggested that these structures decay over time, transforming the barred spiral galaxy to a more regular spiral one.
As a barred spiral, the Milky Way consists of a disc in which stars, dust, and gas lie mostly in a flat plane, with arms stretching out from a central bar.
It is one of the largest and closest barred spirals to us, and has hosted a large number of supernova explosions.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a strikingly detailed image of the starlit arms, glowing gas, and dark dust clouds of a galaxy known as a barred spiral. Dubbed NGC 1300, the galaxy lies 69 million light-years from Earth.
These include M95 a Barred Spiral and M96 a spiral both easily imaged with a CCD camera.
Caption: Under very high power, the irregular structure of the barred spiral M58 may be revealed.
Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured a distant pair of barred spiral galaxies merging into each other.
The Milky Way Galaxy is a barred spiral galaxy: a disk-shaped collection of dust, gas and billions of stars, 100,000 light-years in diameter.
ESO 137-001 is a barred spiral galaxylocated in the cluster known as Abell 3627 (Norma Cluster).
Washington, Jan 10 ( ANI ): The full beauty of nearby barred spiral galaxy M83 has been unveiled in all of its glory in a Hubble Space Telescope mosaic image.
From traditional observations the types of galaxies shows spirals, barred spiral and ellipticals.
Also known as Arp 77 and Bennett 10, the galaxy displays an elongated and diffused barred spiral, extending from the north-west to the south-east, with a bright bar-shaped nucleus that works up to a stellar point.