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List of known galaxies in the universe

The curiosity of man to go to each end of the universe has created astronomical discovery. To fulfill this desire, one of the many mysterious discoveries associated with the universe using space science is the discovery of galaxies.
There are countless galaxies in the universe and there are countless stars in them. The light of different galaxies located far away from Earth reaches us in millions, millions of years. That is why when we look at the sky at night, we are really looking into the depths of time.

Galaxy in universe
Galaxy in universe
image source: nasa

What is the universe?

The universe refers to the entire time and space and its contents, which includes all the planets, stars, Galaxia, the contents of the space between galaxies, non-cosmic particles, and all matter and all energy.

List of known galaxies in the universe

The known galaxies in the universe are discussed below:
  • Andromeda
It is a spiral galaxy, or star mass, located in the Andromeda constellation, 2,500,000 light-years (1.6 × 1011 astronomical units) away from Earth. It was discovered in 2006 by the Spitzer Space Telescope.
  • Black Eye Galaxy
This galaxy, or Tara Punja, was discovered by Edward Piggott in March 1779, and in 1780 by Johann Alert Bode, independently by Charles Messier in 1780.
  • Bod Galaxy
It is a spiral galaxy or star beam 12 million light-years away from Earth located in the Ursa Major constellation. It was discovered on December 31, 1774, by Johann Alert Bode.
  • Cartwheel Galaxy
It is the lenticular galaxy, or star mass, about 500 million light-years away from Earth.
  • Cigar Galaxy
It is a starburst galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation "Ursa Major".
  • Comet Galaxy
It is a spiral galaxy located in Abell 2667 galaxy clusters 3.2 billion light-years from Earth. It was discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Cosmos Redshift
It is a high redshift Lyman-alpha emitter galaxy.
  • Hogus Object
It is a non-specific galaxy of the type known as the ring galaxy. It is named after Arthur Hogg who discovered it in 1950 and identified it as a planetary nebula or an extraordinary galaxy with eight billion stars.
  • Large Magellanic Cloud
It is the galaxy or star mass of satellites.
  • Small Magellanic Cloud
It is a dwarf galaxy or star beam near the galaxy. It is one of the nearest intergalactic neighbors of the galaxy and one of the farthest objects visible to the naked eye.
  • Mayals Object
This is the result of two colliding galaxies located 500 million light-years away within the constellation of Ursa Major. It was discovered at the Lick Observatory on 13 March 1940 by American astronomer Nicholas U Mayall using the Crossley reflector.
  • Milky Way
It is also called the Milky Way, Milky Way, Kshirmarg or Mandakini, in which the Earth and the Solar System are located. The galaxy is a spiral galaxy in shape, with a large center and several curved arms emanating from it. Our solar system is located on its hunter-hanse arm (Oraon-Cygnus arm).
  • Pinwheel Galaxy
It is a spiral galaxy located 21 million light-years away from Earth.
  • Sombrero Galaxy
It is a spiral galaxy.
  • Sunflower Galaxy
It is a spiral galaxy in the northern constellation of Caenas Venettati. It was first discovered by the French astronomer Pierre Mechain which was later verified on June 14, 1779, by his colleague Charles Messier.
  • Tadpole Galaxy
It is a spiral galaxy that is the northern constellation Draco and is located 420 million light-years from Earth.
  • Whirlpool Galaxy
It is an interacting grand-designed spiral galaxy located in the Cane Venetti constellation and was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy.


Source:- Dainik Jagran

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