IC the Hidden Galaxy, is positioned only 10 degrees above the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, so its light is heavily obscured and reddened by dust. It is 7 million light-years away but is not part of our Local Group of galaxies: Bruce Waddington
A new CU-Boulder study indicates spiral galaxies like our Milky Way, and the Galaxy shown here, are larger and more massive than previously believed.
This stunning image of the Jellyfish Nebula was captured by Bob Franke and submitted to the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The nebula is a galactic supernova remnant in the star constellation Gemini. (Credit: Astronomy Photographer of the Year/Bob Franke)
The Sombrero Galaxy in Infrared One of the largest galaxies in the nearby Virgo Cluster of Galaxies. The dark band of dust that obscures the mid-section of the Sombrero Galaxy in optical light actually glows brightly in infrared light. The above.
NGC 474 is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Pisces. This large galaxy is known to possess tidal tails, although their origins remain unknown. These tidal tails may be related to debris left over from absorbing numerous small galaxies in the past.
The Whirlpool Galaxy or NGC and or NGC left). The Whirlpool Galaxy is a grand-design spiral galaxy, interacting with NGC a dwarg galxy. Both galaxies are located 23 ± 4 million light-years away in Canes Venatici.