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Cosmic Bullseye: Auriga's Wheel - Universe Today
[/caption] One of the strangest types of galaxies are those known as ring galaxies. Examples of these include Hoag’s Object (shown above), the Cartwheel Galaxy, and AM 0644-741. These unusual shapes are cause by a galactic collision in which a smaller galaxy plunges nearly straight through the center of a larger galaxy. The gravitational disturbance … Continue reading "Cosmic Bullseye: Auriga’s Wheel"