barred spiral galaxy


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barred spiral galaxy

See galaxies; Hubble classification.
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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.
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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.
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Astronomers believe that NGC 2683 is a barred spiral galaxy, even though they cannot be seen that directly.
A team of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning new image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7640.