Amazing Galaxy of the Week

ring-galaxy

 

This week I’ve got a beautiful image of a ring galaxy for you. Ring galaxies are fairly common in Galaxy Zoo, in fact there are almost two thousand images tagged with the word ‘ring’ in Galaxy Zoo Talk. These strange-looking galaxies can form in different ways. Some are formed after a collision with a neighbouring galaxy, and others can form on their own.

Try and find a ring galaxy yourself at www.galaxyzoo.org