Amazing Galaxy of the Week – Barred Galaxy and Friend


One of the Zooniverse’s new launch projects, Galaxy Zoo: Bar Lengths, involves studying the lengths of stellar bars in galaxies to estimate their age and learn about their evolution. In the gold-hued galaxy above, you can see an excellent example of a stellar bar… the nearly horizontal colored stroke through the center of the galaxy. That’s a bar; that’s what we’re looking for!

Plus, this galaxy appears to be merging with a nearby blue-hued friend, as well.

Join the project today at Galaxy Zoo: Bar Lengths!

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